Community:Email 04nov13

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 04 November 2013. Meetings and jobs are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.


(1) Agenda for Mini-GEM at AGU Sun Dec 8 at Westin Market St. From Xia Cai (xcai at vt.edu) and Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu).

(2) Graduate student NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) applications due 3 Feb. From hq-nessf-Space at nasa.gov and claire.i.macaulay at nasa.gov. See also http://nspires.nasaprs.com/

(3) Positions in Space Physics: Post-doctoral researchers, PhD students and Coordinator/Planning officer at the University of Oulu, Finland - applications due 15 Nov. From Kalevi Mursula kalevi.mursula(at)oulu.fi. See also http://www.hallinto.oulu.fi/upj/ypj-palkat20130101.pdf


(1) Agenda for Mini-GEM at AGU Sun Dec 8 at Westin Market St.


From Xia Cai (xcai at vt.edu) and Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu).

Attached is a .pdf of the agenda and maps of the mini-GEM meeting Sunday Dec 8 at the Westin Market St hotel in San Francisco on 50 Third St. Because .pdf files are not saved on the mailman archive, the agenda is also listed below. Note there is no lunch break for the 3 long ULTIMA and Radiation Belt sessions who both decide themselves how and when to break.

The Outflow, GEM-CEDAR CCMC, and stormtime sessions should be of particular interest to CEDAR participants. There is no registration fee.

1030-noon: (1) ULTIMA Forum on ground-based magnetometers; (2) Radiation Belts and Wave Modeling.

noon-0150PM: (1) ULTIMA (cont); (2) Rad Belts (cont); (3) Ionospheric Outflow; (4) GGCM-Metrics and Validation; (5) Scentific Magnetic Mapping and Techniques; 6) Tail-Inner Magnetosphere Interactions; (7) Transient Phenomena at Magnetopause and Bow Shock and Ground Signatures

0200-0340PM: (1) ULTIMA (cont); (2) Rad Belts (cont); (3) GEM-CEDAR Joint CCMC Session; (4) The Magnetosheath; (5) Mapping (cont), (6) Stormtime Inner Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Convection; (7) Magnetic Reconnection in the Magnetosphere

0400-0550PM: (1) New Focus Group Proposals - GEM Steering Committee; (2) Special Session: Science and Data Resources of the Van Allen Probes Mission Now Available 1 year after launch; (3) GEM-CEDAR (cont); (4) THEMIS software training; (5) Reconnection (cont)

0600-0900PM: GEM Steering Committee Dinner (CEDAR Steering Committee members on the joint GEM-CEDAR committee who wish to attend should contact xcai at vt.edu.)


(2) Graduate student NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) applications due 3 Feb.


From hq-nessf-Space at nasa.gov and claire.i.macaulay at nasa.gov.

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2014-2015 academic year. This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

The deadline for NEW applications is February 3, 2014, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 17, 2014.

The NESSF call for proposals and submission instructions are located at the NESSF 14 solicitation index page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ - click on "Solicitations" then click on "Open Solicitations" then select the "NESSF 14" announcement. Also refer to “Proposal Submission Instructions” and “Frequently Asked Questions” listed under “Other Documents” on the NESSF 14 solicitation index page.

All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only through the NASA NSPIRES system. The advisor has an active role in the submission of the fellowship proposal. To use the NSPIRES system, the advisor, the student, and the university must all register. Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 14 solicitation index page listed above. You can register in NSPIRES at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ .

For further information contact Claire Macaulay, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0151, E-mail: claire.i.macaulay@nasa.gov <mailto:claire.i.macaulay@nasa.gov> or Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0734, E-mail: hq-nessf-Space at nasa.gov <mailto:hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov>


(3) Positions in Space Physics: Post-doctoral researchers, PhD students and Coordinator/Planning officer at the University of Oulu, Finland - applications due 15 Nov.


From Kalevi Mursula kalevi.mursula(at)oulu.fi.

Dear Colleagues Oulu, Finland, Nov. 4., 2013

Please find below information on positions in space physics to be filled at the University of Oulu.

Please note that the schedule of the first screening of applications is tight but not absolutely strict. If you cannot finish the full application by Nov. 15, send me at least a message of Your interest with basic information included.

with best

Kalevi Mursula

ps. Sorry for possible multiple messages.

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Positions in Space Physics: Post-doctoral researchers, PhD students and Coordinator/Planning officer

are available at the University of Oulu within the Centre of Excellence in Research on Solar Long-term Variability and Effects (ReSoLVE) of the Academy of Finland.

The first funding period covers the years 2014 – 2016, with a possibility of extension to 2017 – 2019.

ReSoLVE Centre of Excellence is an integrated research consortium of three research teams located in Oulu and two in Helsinki. ReSoLVE studies the long-term (centennial) magnetic evolution of the Sun, which depicts a dramatic increase in the 20th century and a recent rapid decline, and the effects of this variability to the space around the Sun and to the near-Earth environment, focusing on the long-term evolution of solar poloidal magnetic fields and their role in varying the level of electromagnetic disturbances and the flux of energetic particles in the near-Earth space.

The specific themes of the three ReSoLVE teams working at the University of Oulu are the solar wind and heliospheric magnetic field and their interaction with the Earth causing electromagnetic disturbances (HELIOS team), energetic particles in the near-Earth space (ENERGETIC team) and cosmic rays and atmospheric ionization (COSMIC team). Note that the effects of electromagnetic disturbances and energetic particles in the atmosphere are known to cause natural climate forcing whose overall significance is still unknown.

The vibrant atmosphere of challenging front-end research in an international team, as well as the wild beauty of nature of the Northern Finland, including auroral displays, are guaranteed.

  • Post-doctoral researcher positions

A few post-doctoral researcher positions will be filled preferably from 01.01.2014 onwards for 2-3 years, including a 4-month trial period. Extension may be possible if ReSoLVE is continued. PhD in space physics or a closely related field is required. Research experience within the above themes is appreciated. A good command of English is mandatory. Successful candidates are expected to focus on research, but need to devote a fraction of time to supervising PhD students, lecturing and/or other education. The salary for Post-doctoral researcher will be based on the job demand level 5-6 of the salary system for teaching and research staff in use in Finnish universities. In addition, on the basis of personal work performance, up to 46.3% of the job demand level can be paid, the total salary range being 2820 – 4817 € per month (http://www.hallinto.oulu.fi/upj/ypj-palkat20130101.pdf). A slightly later start and part-time employment may also be possible.

  • PhD student positions

A number of PhD student positions will be filled preferably from 01.01.2014 onwards for 2-3 years, including a 4-month trial period. MSc degree in space physics or a closely related field is required by the start of the position. A good command of English is mandatory. Successful candidates will perform PhD studies and related research at the University of Oulu under the supervision of the ReSoLVE team leaders. A description of PhD student admission requirements can be found at http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/. The salary for PhD student will be based on the job demand level 2-4 of the salary system for teaching and research staff in use in Finnish universities. In addition, on the basis of personal work performance, up to 46.3% of the job demand level can be paid, the total salary range being 1944 € to 3558€per month (http://www.hallinto.oulu.fi/upj/ypj-palkat20130101.pdf).

  • Coordinator/Planning officer position

A position of Coordinator or Planning officer will be filled from 01.01.2014 onwards for three years, including a 4-month trial period. Extension may be possible ifReSoLVE is continued. PhD degree in physics or related area is required for the Coordinator by 01.01.2014. MSc degree in physics or related field is required for the Planning officer by 01.01.2014. The duties of the Coordinator/Planning officer include, e.g., the practical coordination of the ReSoLVE project, financial and staff issues, organization of meetings and seminars, maintaining web pages, producing PR and educational material, maintaining data archives etc. A good command of Finnish and English is needed. Experience in project administration is appreciated. Planning officer may be/become a part-time PhD student in space physics. Salary for Coordinator/Planning officer is based at the universitysalary scale (other staff of Finnish Universities), requirement levels 7-10 (basic salary of 2163 -3262 euro/month). Additional payments based on individual performance constitute up to 46.3 % of the basic salary (http://www.hallinto.oulu.fi/upj/ypj-palkat20130101.pdf).

Positions start to be filled after November 15, 2013

Applications submitted by November 15, 2013,w ill be included for the first round of evaluation and selection, and should be sent by e-mail to Registrar’s office [kirjaamo(at)oulu.fi] and to Prof. Kalevi Mursula [kalevi.mursula(at)oulu.fi]. The entire application must be merged into a single pdf-file and attached to the e-mail including a subject field text“ReSoLVE Application”.

Positions will be filled as long as suitable applicants are found, which is expected to occur by the end of 2013.

The application must include the following parts:

  1. Curriculum vitae (max 4 pages).
  2. A brief description (max 2 pages) of research experience and/or interest and its relation to the research topics of ReSoLVE.
  3. A list of publications, with up to five most relevant publications highlighted (Only Post-doc and Coordinator positions).
  4. Names and contact information (incl. email and telephone number) of three persons willing to provide professional recommendations upon request.

For additional information, please contact: Professor Kalevi Mursula, the Director of ReSoLVE kalevi.mursula(at)oulu.fi