CEDAR email: Swarm Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Calgary

David Knudsen knudsen at ucalgary.ca
Sun Mar 29 20:54:19 MDT 2015

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary is 
accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with data from the 
Swarm Electric Field Instruments. 

Duration: 2 years 
Start date: Available immediately

Job Description: Working with members of the Swarm EFI team at the 
University of Calgary, the successful applicant will support and carry out 
scientific studies using new data from the Electric Field Instruments on 
the European Space Agency's three Swarm satellites.   Launched in November 
2013, Swarm is currently carrying out a multi-year, multi-point precision 
survey of ionospheric plasma parameters and electric and magnetic fields.
In addition to leading his or her own  scientific studies, the PDF will 
assist in the management and calibration of data from the EFIs' Thermal Ion 
Imager sensors.  

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctorate in physics or a related 
field obtained in the last three years, and be highly proficient and experienced 
in the area of scientific data analysis and publishing.   Experience with data 
management and in situ space data is strongly desirable.

Application details: Interested applicants are invited to send a brief 
statement of interests, a resume including list of presentations and 
publications and the names  and email addresses of two references to 
Dr. David Knudsen:   knudsen  at ucalgary.ca

Please send applications by April 12, 2015.  

For further information, please see efi.phys.ucalgary.ca, or contact Dr. 
Knudsen directly. Funding is provided by the University of Calgary’s “Eyes 
High” program (http://www.ucalgary.ca/risingstars). Consideration of 
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is 

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.
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