Postdoctoral Position at High Altitude Observatory, Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory
Annonce transmise par Georgios Chintzoglou (LMSAL, USA)
A postdoctoral position (Postdoctoral Fellow I) is available within the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) High Altitude Observatory (HAO) in Boulder, CO. The position is initially for 1 year and has the possibility for extension subject to funding availability. The work location will be at LMSAL in Palo Alto, CA. Work will be conducted within a joint HAO/LMSAL research project and includes pre-defined research topics and deliverables. The work will be directed by LMSAL and HAO scientists.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct analysis of Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)/Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI)/Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) observations of evolving flare productive active regions, specifically emerging active regions that host collisional polarity inversion lines during their evolution, using a combination of analysis techniques on observational data complemented by a comparison of numerical simulations with observations.
Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in solar physics or space physics and related fields or must be able to complete such a degree and finish all thesis revisions and defense before starting the appointment. The applicant is expected to have good knowledge of solar physics, specifically of the physics of the solar corona and transient events, and should be skilled in computer languages, such as IDL (SolarSoft) & Python. The applicant should have the ability to work independently and collaboratively and possess strong written and oral communication skills.
The starting date is flexible and will start as soon as possible after November 1st, 2021.
Applications received by November 1st will receive first priority. Submit a resume, cover letter, a 2-page maximum research statement, and 3 letters of reference following the instructions posted in the application website: https://bit.ly/3AHmNXy.