CEDAR email: Postdoctoral Scientist Position at NCAR/HAO

William Lotko William.Lotko at dartmouth.edu
Wed Nov 1 15:07:24 MDT 2017

Postdoctoral Scientist Position at NCAR/HAO
The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on numerical modeling of the magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere system. Investigations of the influence of ion-neutral coupling on ionospheric ion outflow processes and their global effects on the M-I-T system are of special interest. The position offers post graduate scientific research in magnetospheric and ionospheric physics with direct application to magnetohydrodynamic modeling, electrodynamics, multi-fluid plasma transport, and ion outflow.  The successful candidate will perform research using coupled geospace numerical models and applications that can support the development of these models, submit the results of the research to refereed journals, and present results at scientific meetings. The research has project-defined scientific goals and deliverables, entails a team effort and will be directed by an NCAR staff member. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and funding availability.
Among the computational tools available at HAO for this research are the Lyon-Fedder-Mobarry global MHD model, the Ionosphere Polar Wind Model (IPWM), the Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere-Electrodynamics General Circulation Model (TIEGCM), the Coupled Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere (CMIT) model and the extended Whole Atmospheric Model (WACCM-X). The applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in physics, atmospheric physics, or a related field, within five years of the application date. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong background in one or more areas of plasma physics, magnetospheric physics, ionospheric/thermospheric physics, or computational physics, with particular interest in the dynamics of plasma transport and energization within the Earth's topside ionosphere. Experience in the development of numerical algorithms for multi-fluid plasma models and in high-performance computing are very desirable.
Additional information on the terms of the appointment and application procedure can be found by following the link HAO Position Description<https://ucar.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=218260&company_id=15947&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992803&level=levelid1&levelid1=45500&startflag=2>.
Please contact Dr. William Lotko (wlotko at ucar.edu, 303-497-1562), Dr. Roger Varney (roger.varney at sri.com, 650-859-2726), Dr. Wenbin Wang (wbwang at ucar.edu, 303-497-2177) or Dr. Binzheng Zhang (binzheng at ucar.edu, 303-497-1547) for additional information regarding project goals.
NCAR is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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