CEDAR email: Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships, Application deadline: 17 January 2014

Barbara Emery emery at ucar.edu
Sat Sep 14 08:47:15 MDT 2013

From: Susanne Demaree <sdemaree at ucar.edu> on 14 September 2013.

UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs announces the 2014 call for applications to
the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the NASA Living With a
Star (LWS) program. The fellowships are designed to train the next generation
of researchers in the emerging field of Heliophysics.
Heliophysics embraces all science aspects of the Sun-Solar System, and
includes many of the basic physical processes found in our solar system, the
laboratory, and throughout the universe. These processes generally involve
the interactions of ionized gases (plasmas) with gravitational and electro-
magnetic (both radiation and DC) fields, and with neutral matter. The
physical domain of interest ranges from deep inside the Sun to the Earth’s
upper atmosphere. Within this broad science discipline, LWS is a program
designed to develop the scientific understanding required for the Nation to
address effectively those aspects of the Sun-Earth system that affect life
and society.

Two major topics of focus for LWS are the science of space weather and of the
Sun-climate connection. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposed
research addresses one of these two foci; but any research program relevant
to LWS is considered.
Since the goal of this postdoctoral program is to train Sun-Earth system
researchers, preference is also given to research projects that cross the
traditional Heliophysics subdomains of the Sun, heliosphere, magnetosphere,
and ionosphere/upper atmosphere, as well as Sun-climate investigations.
Therefore, proposals addressing the LWS program that are interdisciplinary
are encouraged.

In order to succeed at such cross-disciplinary research, the host mentoring
scientist plays a critical role. Consequently, applicants must select a host
scientist, who is different from the candidate’s PhD advisor (preferably at a
different institution), and coordinate a joint application with the potential
host scientist and institution.

*    Potential host scientists are required to submit letters of intent and
vita as part of the selection process. Hosts are expected to mentor
the fellow, provide a reasonable office environment, which may include
a workstation, and any other unique research costs.

*    Applicants to this postdoctoral program are expected to have had a PhD
for no more than three years at the start of tenure. A UCAR steering
committee selects the fellows.

Jack Eddy fellows are UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary plus
UCAR’s benefits (health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays,
TIAA/CREF retirement fund, and life insurance). A relocation allowance and an
allowance for travel during the appointment are provided. The deadline for
applications is 17 January 2014. Appointments will be announced in March.
For additional information and instructions on how to apply, please visit the
Heliophysics website: www.vsp.ucar.edu/Heliophysics

NASA Living With a Star, Heliophysics Division sponsors this program. The
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is an EE/AAE who values and
encourages diversity in the workplace.

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