Assistant Research Physicist Heliospheric Plasma Physics-Parker Solar Probe Mission

Location
San Francisco
Posted
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Assistant Research Physicist Heliospheric Plasma Physics-Parker Solar Probe Mission

Established six decades ago, UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) was the realization of NASA's vision to gather many of the most innovative and dedicated science minds in one place at the University of California, Berkeley. In the hill above Berkeley, physicists, researchers, biologists, engineers and technicians worked in unison: interacting, learning from one another, leading, challenging and inspiring one another in creating cutting-edge space science instrumentation and conducting top research. Through sixty years of NASA-funded support, their efforts, and those of hundreds of dedicated students and staff, have brought about myriad highlights, such as the space science missions of S3-3, ISEE, Polar, Van Allen Probes, Cluster, IMAGE, THEMIS, MAVEN, Parker Solar Probe, and ICON. All have contributed to new discoveries about the physics of space and initiated marked new advances in instrumentation technology. http://ssl.berkeley.edu/

We seek a creative, energetic, and independent early career scientist with expertise in solar and heliospheric plasma physics to join the team at UC Berkeley working on the NASA Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission. The PSP mission was launched in late 2018 and has made eight solar encounters, producing a world-class set of measurements of the solar wind in the inner heliosphere. Scientists with interests in solar wind kinetics and turbulence and solar wind origins are especially encouraged to apply. The UC Berkeley team plays a lead role on the PSP science and instrumentation team and the successful candidate will also be encouraged to participate in PSP science operations (i.e. helping define instrument operation modes, selecting burst data, organizing observing campaigns). As a university laboratory, the successful candidate will be encouraged to mentor younger scientists and students. The position offers considerable independence and the incumbent will be encouraged to develop their own research interests and collaborations.

The position will remain open until filled.


To apply, visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02983







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