Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Tucson, AZ
Feb 17, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

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Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona expects to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of space physics. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Dr. Federico Fraschetti. The department has an active research program in heliophysics and plasma astrophysics. The primary work is expected to be theoretical and computational. The study focuses on the pitch-angle anisotropy and momentum spectrum of supra-thermal particles at interplanetary shocks over a wide range of distances, leveraging on Parker Solar Probe and MAVEN measurements. Theoretical expertise in such a topic is thus highly desirable for this position.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful applicantwill be expected to conduct a highly competitive program of scientificresearch, prepare proposals to secure research resources (for example, accessto high performance computing) and write scientific articles for publication inpeer reviewed journals.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in the field of space physics and a proven track record of independent research in the research theme.
PhD must be received by the start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Federico [email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please include as additional documents:A publication list.A statement of research highlighting past achievements and future plans.A list of at least three reference contacts with the CV.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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