CEDAR email: Postdoctoral Position in Radio and Ionospheric Research

Brett Isham brettisham1 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 20:33:20 MST 2020

Postdoctoral Position in Radio and Ionospheric Research

Arecibo Observatory, in collaboration with Interamerican University of
Puerto Rico, has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in radio and
ionospheric research.  The appointment is for two years, and may be
extended, contingent on funding.  Required qualifications are a PhD,
relevant research experience, and proficiency in English.  Knowledge of
Spanish would be plus.

The successful candidate will participate in the development,
implementation, and use of radio techniques for the remote sensing and
exploration of the earth's ionosphere.  A principle goal will be the use of
incoherent and coherent scatter radar and passive radio for detailed
measurements, including HF radar imaging of the ionosphere and HF radio
imaging of emissions from stimulated ionospheric turbulence, in conjunction
with the NOAA VIPIR HF radar in eastern Puerto Rico and the high-frequency
ionospheric modification transmitter at the Arecibo Observatory.

Atmospheric research programs at Arecibo Observatory and Interamerican
University also include neutral atmospheric and ionospheric research using
passive and active optical instruments, the study of aerosols in the
neutral atmospheric boundary layer, atmospheric electricity, natural
turbulence in the ionosphere, and the development and implementation of new
instrumentation and techniques for atmospheric and space plasma research.
In addition, Interamerican University has a CubeSat program which offers
opportunities to develop collaborations and proposals to fly instruments
for ionospheric and space research.  The Interamerican University Aguadilla
Radio Array is an 80-minute drive from Arecibo Observatory, the NOAA VIPIR
HF radar is a 2-hour drive, and the Puerto Rico Photonics Institute is a
40-minute drive.

Puerto Rico is a tropical and culturally diverse Hispanic Caribbean island
and a territory of the United States, located between the Atlantic Ocean to
the north, the Caribbean Sea to the south, the Virgin Islands to the east,
and the Dominican Republic to the west. The Arecibo Observatory is located
at the northern edge of the scenic and mountainous interior, 30 minutes
from the ocean and 90 minutes from historic Old San Juan.  The local
language is Spanish, and English is widely spoken both as a first and
second language.

Arecibo Observatory is managed by the University of Central Florida (UCF),
which is the employing institution.  UCF, Arecibo Observatory, and
Interamerican University support equal opportunity in employment and
encourage applications from all interested and qualified individuals.

Applications should include a one-page cover letter, a CV, brief statements
discussing research and teaching interests and relevant experience, copies
of up to five selected publications, copies of university transcripts or
diplomas, and contact information for three professional references.
Application documents should be in pdf format.  Application documents and
any questions should be sent to Dr. Brett Isham at bisham at bayamon dot
inter dot edu and Dr. Christiano Brum at cbrum at naic dot edu.

The position is available immediately.  Consideration of applications will
begin on Monday March 16, and the position will remain open until filled.
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