CEDAR email: Postdoctoral Fellow I - HAO
alzioba at ucar.edu
Fri Feb 25 11:40:06 MST 2022
Postdoctoral Fellow I position with HAO. Please review and apply via the
Location: Boulder, CO.
Type: Full time, exempt.
Term: One-year term position with a review after the 1st year.
Application Deadline: This position will be posted until Wednesday, March
Relocation: No relocation assistance is available.
Work Authorization: UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa to fill this
Benefits: UCAR's rich package of employee benefits includes medical,
dental, vision, education assistance, retirement, and life insurance. UCAR
offers a variety of programs designed to assist with work-life balance
including flexible work alternatives, paid time off and 14 weeks of paid
parental leave. To learn more about our benefits, click here:
Vaccination Requirement: All employees hired at UCAR must comply with
current COVID vaccination requirements for federal contractors as well as
UCAR policy and safety protocols.
What You Will Do:
Perform whole atmosphere model and upper atmosphere model simulations and
data analysis to understand variability of the global electric field and
neutral composition of the thermosphere and ionosphere system driven by
solar extreme ultraviolet and geomagnetic forcing, as well as lower
atmospheric forcing, under both geomagnetically quiet and storm conditions.
Investigate impact of electrodynamics and neutral composition on the
equatorial and low latitude ionosphere. The models will be the Whole
Atmosphere Community Climate Model with a thermosphere/ionosphere eXtention
(WACCM-X) and Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Electrodynamics General Circulation
Model (TIE-GCM). The data will include various data sources such as
thermospheric composition and electron density data from the Global-scale
Observations of Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission, thermospheric composition
data from the Global Ultraviolet Imager (GUVI) limb measurements onboard
the Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED)
satellite, data from the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission,
data from incoherent scatter radars, COSMIC-2, and ground GPS total
electron content. Research is directed by an NCAR staff member and includes
pre-defined research and deliverables.
- Perform model runs, analyze diagnostics for interpretations of
results, and compare with observational results.
- Analyze datasets, including but not limited to thermosphere
composition datasets, electron density and ion drift data, GPS TEC; compare
with model simulated results.
- Write reports and publish papers.
- Prepare for and attend scientific conferences.
What You Will Need:
Education And Years of Experience
Ph. D. in physics, space science, atmospheric physics, or a related field,
within less than five years of the application date.
- Ability to pursue thermospheric and ionospheric physics research,
including skills in modeling, data analysis and scientific computing.
- Strong computational skills.
- Familiarity with Unix/Linux operating systems (clusters and
- Proficient in Fortran and IDL programming languages
- Ability to work with and perform analysis on large models and
scientific data sets.
- Knowledge of thermospheric and ionospheric processes and modeling
- Good communication skills in presenting research.
- Ability to write scientific reports and articles.
- Knowledge of word processing programs for creating
scientific/mathematical documents and presentation software.
- Publication record in the field of thermospheric physics, ionospheric
physics, or a related field.
Desired, but not required:
Experience with Python, Matlab, or Mathematica
A cover letter is required with the application.
Up to a 2 page long research statement that details your previous
research experience, domain knowledge, specific skills (familiarity with
software tools,programming languages, presentation and communication skills
etc.) and how these experiences and skills qualify you for the job opening
3 letters of reference are required and should be sent directly from the
referees to hrrecruiting at ucar.edu
An Inclusion Statement will be required for all applicants moving
forward to the interview stage. This statement should address past efforts,
as well as future vision and plans to advocate for and advance diversity,
equity, and inclusion in the organization and/or field of work.
Non-risk-based position: A pre-employment screening is conducted in
conjunction with an offer for employment. This screening may involve
verifying or reviewing any of the following relevant information:
restricted parties screening, employment verification, performance records
of internal candidates, education verification, reference checks,
verification of professional licenses, certifications, and Motor Vehicle
Records. UCAR complies with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Please note that while the position description details both minimum
requirements as well as desired skills and experience, we want to remind
applicants that you do not need to have all the desired skills and
experience to be considered for this role. If you have the passion for the
work along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply.
We can provide on-the-job training for the rest.
For more information about our commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion, here is the link to the Office of Diversity, Equity &
Inclusion Strategic Plan
and to the ODEI landing page
*Apply via the link*:
Al Zioba, PHR
Recruiter - Human Resources
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
alzioba at ucar.edu <rschalha at ucar.edu>
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