FUSE Student Researcher - Physics (Part-Time, Temporary)

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FUSE Student Researcher - Physics (Part-Time, Temporary)

Position Number: TBD

Benefits Eligible: No

Campus Location: Dahlonega

Salary Minimum: $10.05 / hour

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is accpeting applications for a FUSE Student Researcher for the Physics Department as part of the Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Engagement Program (FUSE). The Sudent Researcher will develop software to characterize starspots present on the surface of young stars and will analyze trends in observed starspot characteristics to constrain starspot formation theories and improve age estimates for young stars. Must be available to work for the duration of the FUSE grant period: May 14 to June 29, 2018 (7 weeks).

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The FUSE Student Researcher will:

  • Write software in Python
  • Fit models into empirical data using statistical methods
  • Analyze quantitative data
  • Write Technical documentation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have knowledge of Python or another programming language is advantageous.
  • Interest in stellar astrophysics

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be currently enrolled in UNG; will not graduate prior to December 2018. Should be enrolled in or have completed either PHYS 2211 or MATH 2400.

Anticipated Hire Date: 05/14/2018

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three pofessional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.





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Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 4/25/2018
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