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(Posted 18 May 2007)

Post-Doc in space physics at the Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada - due 1 June

The Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS) at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications from candidates interested in a Postdoctoral research position in space physics. The scientific research primarily involves high latitude radio observations, including the SuperDARN network of HF coherent radars, and the polar network of CADI (Canadian Advanced Digital Ionosonde) ionosondes. The new polar cap SuperDARN (PolarDARN) radar at Rankin Inlet is currently operational, and the second is expected to be operating at Inuvik by the end of this year.

Advanced data analysis and interpretation skills are required, as other instruments, both ground-based and on satellites, will be used in the analysis where possible. Ground-based instruments from the Canadian GeoSpace Monitoring (CGSM) program and satellite instruments, particularly those on the upcoming ePOP (enhanced Polar Outflow Probe) satellite, will be of particular interest. The fields of view of the new PolarDARN radars have significant overlap with the viewing area of AMISR and the Polar Cap Observatory at Resolute Bay, and collaborative research is expected. Topics of specific interest to the group include magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, global convection, ionospheric structures, TIDs associated with gravity waves, and radio propagation studies.

The position is intended to last two years, but employment in the second year will depend on progress made in the first year. Experience in space science studies and in the use of radars will be an asset.

ISAS also welcomes applications from students interested in Ph.D. studies in these research areas.

Applicants should send a cover letter with a statement of research interests and experience, as well as a curriculum vitae including the names and addresses of three references, by either email (PDF format) or regular post to:

Dr. Kathryn McWilliams
Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS)
Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
University of Saskatchewan
116 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E2
Phone: (306) 966-6401 (ISAS office)
Fax: (306) 966-6400

Review of applicants will begin on 1 June, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Saskatchewan is committed to Employment Equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify on their applications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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