The Space Plasma group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado (CU), is seeking a post-doctoral research scientist to conduct scientific research on Earth's magnetotail and inner magnetosphere plasma dynamics in support of existing grants. This position is focused primarily on analyzing and interpreting in-situ particle and fields data from spacecraft including the Van Allen Probes and THEMIS missions.
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.
 Analyze in-situ particle and fields data from NASA spacecraft, with emphasis on the Van Allen Probes and THEMIS missions.  Conduct space plasma research and author peer-reviewed publications based on this data analysis effort.  Participate in conferences to present scientific findings.  Develop independent research and competitive proposal efforts.
PhD in a related field.
 Knowledge and understanding of plasma physics  Ability to conduct data analysis on in-situ particle and fields data from spacecraft  Experience with IDL, Matlab, Python or equivalent coding language for data analysis and plotting
 Experience with terrestrial magnetospheric plasma physics (magnetotail, plasma sheet, radiation belts, etc.)  Experience with Van Allen Probes, THEMIS, MMS or similar space mission data analysis  Experience writing articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals
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Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Boulder
Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics
Posting Date: May 24, 2017
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Molly Hand
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Position Number: 00657845