[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Scientist I, NCAR, spectropolarimetric observations of the Sun's atmosphere

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Jul 29 05:39:10 MDT 2014



Project Scientist I

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Job Description

    *PLEASE NOTE*: This is a new, part-time (30 hours/week) term
    position through August 31, 2015 with possibility of extension.
    Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior
    to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, August 1, 2014. Thereafter,
    applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

    National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

    High Altitude Observatory (HAO)

    Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR's relocation policy

    If necessary, UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa (e.g., H1B, etc.)
    to fill this position.

    *BASIC JOB FUNCTION*: The incumbent will be responsible for
    conducting and evaluating research on spectropolarimetric
    observations of the Sun's atmosphere before, during and after solar
    flares. Responsibilities will include writing observing proposals
    for the acquisition of such data, and the reduction and analysis of
    such data using IDL and FORTRAN-based software, some of which will
    be developed by the incumbent.


    Works independently, and as a member of a NASA Living With a Star
    Targeted Research and Technology focused science team, to study
    flaring plasma and develop measurement techniques to optimize the
    polarization sensitivity of existing ground-based
    spectropolarimeters, particularly at the Dunn Solar Telescope. Also
    works as a member of the HAO spectropolarimetry team. The ASA
    research will naturally be of interest to HAO generally as it
    develops the ViSP instrument for the Daniel K. Inoue Solar telescope.

    Conducts, presents, and publishes results of own research. Authors
    and co-authors manuscripts for publication in leading scientific
    journals. Writes reports and documents in support of assigned
    projects. Participates in national and international conferences,
    workshops, and symposia. May present research findings at
    conferences, workshops and symposia.

    Contributes to community support as appropriate, including
    development and presentation of any tutorial and workshop materials.
    May assist in the development of funding proposals for HAO.


    Education and Experience:

      * Ph.D. degree in Physics, Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, or a
        related field.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      * Advanced knowledge and experience with spectropolarimetry from
        the ground.
      * Expert skill in data analysis techniques.
      * Knowledge of inverse and forward methodologies.
      * Demonstrated programming skill in IDL, Fortran.
      * Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
      * Ability to communicate effectively with scientists of diverse
        backgrounds and to present research results accurately in both
        oral and written form.
      * Demonstrated skill in the planning and coordination of research

    The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is
    an*equal opportunity employer*
    <http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf>. We
    evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
    religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status,
    sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran

Job Location
    Boulder, Colorado, United States
Position Type

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