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Research Scientist

Position Summary
The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU), is seeking to fill at least two research positions. Applicants at the level of RS-I (post-doctoral), RS-II (research scientist), or RS-III (senior research scientist) will be considered.

Research duties include conducting studies of plasma physics phenomena using MAVEN data (Martian solar wind / ionosphere interactions), Parker Solar Probe data (near-Sun solar wind), and/or MMS data (magnetic reconnection in the Earth’s magnetosphere). The focus of these studies will be utilizing spacecraft fields and particle data to understand physical phenomena.

The CU/LASP Space Plasma Group conducts a diverse research program encompassing data analysis, simulation, and theoretical studies of space plasma physics in a variety of environments, including planetary magnetospheres and ionospheres as well as the solar wind. The group maintains a robust space instrumentation program.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters, Unofficial transcript(s). The cover letter should indicate which project the applicant is applying to work with and outline the contributions that the applicant envisions making to that project.

Job Duties
Research duties include conducting studies of plasma physics phenomena using MAVEN data (Martian solar wind / ionosphere interactions), Parker Solar Probe data (near-Sun solar wind), and/or MMS data (magnetic reconnection in the Earth’s magnetosphere). The focus of these studies will be utilizing spacecraft fields and particle data to understand physical phenomena.

Required Qualifications
PhD in Physics or related field
Experience with analysis of space plasma phenomena using spacecraft data focused on planetary ionospheres, the solar wind, and/or planetary magnetospheres
Ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals
Ability to obtain funding from external agencies

Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 – Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 – Cover Letter, 3 – Proof of Degree, 4 – Letter of Recommendation.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at adacoordinator@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

To apply, please click here: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=13535