CEDAR email: Post-doctoral position in Space Physics: UCLA

Lyons, Lawrence R. larry at atmos.ucla.edu
Wed Sep 21 15:46:31 MDT 2016

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in Space Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences beginning as early as Nov. 1, 2016.   The research project involves system-wide evaluation and description of plasma flow and energetic particle inputs to the ionosphere and thermosphere at meso-scale (~50 km and 500 km) using multiple data sources, such as radar arrays, high-resolution all-sky auroral imager arrays, ground magnetometers, and low-altitude spacecraft. A major goal of the project is to understand and specify roles of meso-scale convection and precipitation to the magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere coupling system. The successful applicant will create a quantitative description of meso-scale structures that can be used in coupled magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere modeling that the team will develop. The successful applicant should collaborate with other team members of this project on evaluation of the effects of the meso-scale structures in the full system, and should present and publish outcomes in relevant meetings and journals.

Ph.D. in a field associated with Space Physics by the start date of appointment is required.  The candidate should have a strong background in data analyses and software development in Space Physics, as well as good presentation and publication skills. Prior experience in the physics of the Earth’s ionosphere and thermosphere is preferred, but applications are solicited from the entire Space Physics community, given strong interests in this project.
Applications are due by November 1, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. The appointment start can be negotiated to a later date. The appointment will be made on a yearly basis and can be renewed up to 5 years, subject to annual performance reviews and continued funding of the current grant. The initial appointment will be made through UCLA, but the work location may change to one of the key collaborators’ institutes. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to the university salary scaling. Benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage are included in the compensation package. Questions on the position and application can be made by email to Prof. Larry Lyons (larry at atmos.ucla.edu<mailto:larry at atmos.ucla.edu>) cc’d to Dr. Toshi Nishimura (toshi at atmos.ucla.edu<mailto:toshi at atmos.ucla.edu>).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please follow this link: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Larry Lyons, Professor
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1565
Ph:     (310) 206-7876
Fax:    (310) 206-5219
e-mail:  larry at atmos.ucla.edu<http://atmos.ucla.edu>

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