The space physics and planetary group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado (CU) are involved in several current and near-term space flight missions. There is one opening at level 1 (post-doc) to work with data from the MAVEN mission. The MAVEN mission is dedicated to investigate the upper atmosphere and the ionosphere at Mars but the mission is also making measurements all the way out to the solar wind and dust observations.
The candidate will be working closely together with Dr. Andersson. The planetary and space physics groups at LASP have extensive interests in solar wind, magnetospheric research, ionosphere/atmosphere research, and basic plasma physics processes and there will be many opportunities to collaborate with all researchers at LASP. Especially future interest in analyzing data from missions carrying our electric fields instrument. The work environment will be using MAVEN IDL software routines. The work will include improve existing software routines for data production, process the instrument data and operate the instrument. The position will initially be a one-year contract with possible extension.
The focus of the position is on data analysis from the Langmuir Probe and Waves (LPW) instrument with support of data analysis from all other instruments on the MAVEN spacecraft. The LPW instrument main observation regime is in the ionosphere.
• PhD in space physics or related field.
• Langmuir Probe instrument experiences
• Experience with data analysis of plasma data
• Experience with working with spacecraft data
• Experience with Planetary ionosphere science
• Using IDL software and programing in IDL
• Experience working in a science team
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Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter 2 - Curriculum Vitae 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree 4 - Document 1: Letter of Recommendation This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Boulder
Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics
Posting Date: Jan 26, 2018
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson
Posting Contact Email: email@example.com
Position Number: 00743070