Community:Email 09apr11

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 11 April 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) Invitation to GEM-CEDAR Challenge meeting at the Millennium Hotel in Boulder, CO on Monday April 15. From <jasoon.shim at nasa.gov>. See also http://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/challenges/GEM-CEDAR/call_for_participation_Apr_13.php

(2) Postdoc and PhD student positions at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden - applications due 15 May. From <Anders.Eriksson at irfu.se> in 10 April 2013 SPA Newsletter.

(3) Vacancy for Space Weather Scientist at Rutherford Appleton Lab, UK - applications due 10 May. From <mike.hapgood at stfc.ac.uk> in 10 April 2013 SPA Newsletter.

(3) Thermosphere-Ionosphere Space Weather, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). From <tony.mannucci at jpl.nasa.gov> in 10 April 2013 SPA Newsletter.


(1) Invitation to GEM-CEDAR Challenge meeting at the Millennium Hotel in Boulder, CO on Monday April 15.


From <jasoon.shim at nasa.gov>.

We would like to invite you all to CEDAR-GEM Challenge meeting at the Millennium Hotel (in half the ballroom) in Boulder, CO on Monday April 15 (08:00-12:00). We will discuss issues related to modeling of MI coupling such as role of drivers and model-data comparison. Please let us know if you are interested in presenting your viewpoints (1-5 slides) on the topics:

  • Role of high-latitude drivers on the ionosphere/thermosphere
  • High latitude electric potential
  • Aurora particle precipitation
  • Penetration electric fields
  • Climatology
  • Suitable metrics
  • Real-time validation

The tentative agenda is available at http://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/challenges/GEM-CEDAR/call_for_participation_Apr_13.php

Masha Kuznetsova <maria.m.kuznetsova at nasa.gov>, Barbara Emery <emery at ucar.edu>, Ja Soon Shim <jasoon.shim at nasa.gov>.


(2) Postdoc and PhD student positions at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden - applications due 15 May.


From <Anders.Eriksson at irfu.se> in 10 April 2013 SPA Newsletter.

Applications are invited for the following positions in Uppsala, Sweden, all with deadline May 15, 2013:

  • Postdoc position at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, for

studies of magnetic reconnection related to our Cluster and MMS activities. More information at http://www.irf.se/Topical/Vacancies/?group=P4&vacid=20&chosen=topical

  • PhD student position at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala,

for studies of plasma and dust around icy moons and comets related to our Cassini and Rosetta projects. More information at http://www.irf.se/Topical/Vacancies/?group=P4&vacid=24&chosen=topical

  • PhD student position in Astrophysics or Space Physics at the Department of

Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University. The position is open for research within any of the astrophysics and space physics research groups in Uppsala. More information at http://www.uu.se/jobb/phd- students/annonsvisning?languageId=1&tarContentId=239016


(3) Vacancy for Space Weather Scientist at Rutherford Appleton Lab (RAL) Space, UK - applications due 10 May.


From <mike.hapgood at stfc.ac.uk> in 10 April 2013 SPA Newsletter.

The Space Physics Division at STFC RAL Space is looking to recruit an experienced space weather scientist/programme leader to join the team promoting the application of the Division’s skills in the observation and modelling of space weather phenomena, in particular through the acquisition of emerging project opportunities. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to both ensure the effective space weather exploitation of current projects and to develop new approaches and applications related to space weather. He/she will play a key role in our team, applying her/his scientific expertise to create and lead new projects, acting as a scientific coordinator for our wider efforts to exploit future opportunities and working closely with senior staff in Space Physics Division to develop and implement an innovative programme, well-matched to future opportunities. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a strong scientific profile, both to ensure the quality and relevance of their work, and to ensure their reputation among potential partners. He/she will be expected to undertake personal research, in collaboration with other experts within RAL Space and among our international partners. This fixed-term appointment will be to STFC band E salary scale: £33780 - £43164 depending on experience. The closing date for applications is 10 May 2013. Full requirements of the post and instructions how to apply are available at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc90370_2971.aspx


(3) Thermosphere-Ionosphere Space Weather, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).


From <tony.mannucci at jpl.nasa.gov> in 10 April 2013 SPA Newsletter.

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL's Ionospheric and Atmospheric Remote Sensing Group, Section 335.

The research will involve forecasting conditions in the thermosphere- ionosphere caused by solar disturbances. Dr. Anthony J Mannucci, in JPL's Tracking Systems and Applications Section, will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature.

Candidates should have a recent PhD in space physics with a strong background in data analysis and physics-based modeling. Experience in using and developing space physics models is highly desirable. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. The annual starting salary for recent PhDs is $52,000 USD and can vary somewhat according to the selected applicant's qualifications. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years.

Please send a letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, a list of three references (with telephone numbers, postal and email address) and arrange the reference letters to be sent to:

Name: Anthony J Mannucci
Address: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 138-308, 4800 Oak Grove Drive,
Pasadena, CA 91109
Telephone: 8183541699
Fax: 818-393-5115
E-Mail: tony.mannucci@jpl.nasa.gov

Caltech and JPL are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.