Postdoctoral Fellow - Atmospheric and Space Physics

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Clemson University
Location
Clemson, South Carolina
Closing date
Aug 14, 2021

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Clemson University: College of Science: Physics & Astronomy
Postdoctoral Fellow - Atmospheric and Space Physics

Location: Clemson, SC

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in atmospheric and space physics under the mentorship of Professor Jens Oberheide. The position is focused on analyzing mesospheric water vapor variability from SABER and how wave-driven residual mean circulation changes impact the composition of the thermosphere as observed by GOLD. Research duties include comparative diagnostics using the WACCM-X model.

The anticipated start date is spring/summer 2021; some flexibility is possible on the specific time of arrival. The initial appointment will be for one year with the option for renewal for a second year, depending on performance.


QUALIFICATIONS

The position is suitable for applicants with a background in numerical modeling and/or data analysis. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with middle and upper atmosphere satellite analysis, and held a PhD in physics or another relevant field for no more than five years or expect to graduate in 2021.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

All applications received by July 8, 2021 are guaranteed full consideration; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, dissertation abstract, a clearly articulated statement of research interests of no more than 3 pages excluding references, and the names and contact data of three references as a single PDF to http://apply.interfolio.com/83013. Reference letters will only be sought for short-listed candidates.

For further information, contact Professor Oberheide at [email protected]



Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.

 

Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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