[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Scholar/Scientist, Atmospheric Science, University of Central Florida

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Sun Jan 14 19:28:26 MST 2018


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Assistant Scholar/Scientist, Atmospheric Science

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No Administrative Function

Job Description

The Florida Space Institute (FSI) invites applications for a non-tenure earning position as assistant scholar/scientist with a concentration in atmospheric science. The incumbent will participate in Global‐scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) science team activities. Specifically, the incumbent will develop capabilities to identify and analyze the contributions of waves and tides from the mesosphere (Earth’s middle atmosphere) to temperature and composition changes in the lower thermosphere (Earth’s upper atmosphere) and publish results from GOLD data relating to those effects.

Position Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Space Physics or Atmospheric Sciences or equivalent from an accredited institution, and one year of postdoctoral experience in atmospheric science related to thermosphere, ionosphere, or magnetosphere studies.


Experience with studies of dynamics in the middle to upper atmosphere; two or more years of postdoctoral experience in atmospheric science related to thermosphere, ionosphere, or magnetosphere studies; expertise with remote sensing technologies; expertise with LIDAR technology and science; and expertise with satellite instrumentation.

Special Conditions

Due to the nature of the research performed, U.S. citizenship and the ability to attain security clearance is beneficial, but not required.

This is a full-time, 12-month position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a current resume/CV, a letter describing their experience and interest in the position, and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Richard Easts, PI - GOLD Project, 407-823-6220, or Richard.eastes at ucf.edu.

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.



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Orlando (Main)

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