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(Posted 06 Mar 2007)

Postdoc on STEREO/THEMIS at Univ of Colorado at Boulder - due 31 Mar

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) of the University of Colorado at Boulder has a postdoctoral research associate position available in the field of space plasma physics. This is a one year appointment, renewable contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

The successful candidate will join our space plasma physics group, which has extensive interests in solar wind and magnetospheric research. He/she will participate in the analysis and interpretation of in situ solar wind plasma, magnetic field and plasma/radio wave data from the twin STEREO A-B spacecraft. Topics of current interest to our group include, but are not limited to, plasma acceleration and heating in connection with solar wind shocks and reconnection events and the origin and generation mechanisms of type II and III radio bursts. The space plasma physics group of LASP is also associated with the THEMIS magnetospheric mission to understand the mechanisms of substorms as well as with the FAST auroral physics satellite mission. Data from these missions are available for further analysis. We anticipate ample opportunities for the candidate to get involved in instrument preparation for the planned multi-spacecraft MMS mission to investigate the micro-physics of magnetopause magnetic reconnection and/or the radiation belt storm probes (RBSP) mission. Hardware involvement requires US citizenship or permanent resident status.

Please visit http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ to learn more about STEREO and its instruments. For more information about the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and our personnel, please visit http://lasp.colorado.edu/ . The home page of the University of Colorado is at http://www.colorado.edu/ .

Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter describing your research experience and interests, and names and contact information for two references by March 31, 2007 electronically to hrads@lasp.colorado.edu, reference STEREO/THEMIS RA. Submit questions to Dr. Stefan Eriksson (Stefan.Eriksson@lasp.colorado.edu). We encourage any PhD student with an anticipated graduation during 2007 to apply for this position that will remain open until filled. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


-- Revised 06 Mar 2007 by emery@ucar.edu