Community:Email 09dec08

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Dec 09, 2008. 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) NRC Postdoc and Senior Research Awards at SWPC/NOAA, Boulder, CO - due 1 Feb

  From Howard Singer (howard.singer@noaa.gov)
  See also http://www.swpc.noaa.gov and http://national-academies.org/rap

2) Tenure-Track Faculty position in Stanford, California - due 15 Jan

  From Umran Inan (inan@stanford.edu)
  See also http://ee.stanford.edu/

and http://careers.physicstoday.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3040308.32 3) 9th LPMR Workshop, 12-15 Jul 2009, Stockholm, Sweden

  From Jorg Gumbel (gumbel@misu.su.se)
  See also http://www.misu.su.se/lpmr09.

  1. 5-10 are re-sent from Dec 5, 2008 because they were missing for some receivers

5) USU USTAR International Center for Space Weather Forecasting positions

  From Shawna Johnson (shawna.johnson@usu.edu)
  See also http://jobs.usu.edu (req. ID 051579)

6) Postdoc with Space Dynamics Laboratory (UT) at AFRL, MA

  From Jennifer Gardner (Jennifer.Gardner@hanscom.af.mil)
   and employment@usurf.usu.edu
  See also http://www.sdl.usu.edu/employment/jobs/ft-positions

7) Faculty Position in Space Physics at Univ of TX at Arlington - review 12 Dec

  From James Horwitz (horwitz@uta.edu)
  See also http://www.uta.edu/physics/main/phys_news/jobs/job12032008.html

8) MST12 Workshop and School, 17-23 May 2009, London, Ontario, Canada

  From: Wayne K Hocking (whocking@uwo.ca) or mst12@uwo.ca
  See also http://www.mst12.com

9) Conference on Comparative Planetology: Venus-Earth-Mars, 11-15 May 2009,

   at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands - abstracts due 2 Mar 2009
  From Olivier Witasse (owitasse@rssd.esa.int)
  See also http://www.rssd.esa.int/eslab-2009/

10) COSPAR 2010 Assembly, 18-25 July, Bremen Germany - abstracts due Feb 2010

   From: "Cospar" (cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr)  (A. Janofsky, Assoc Dir COSPAR)
   See also http://www.cospar-assembly.org/

1) NRC Postdoc and Senior Research Awards at SWPC/NOAA, Boulder, CO - due 1 Feb


From Howard Singer (howard.singer@noaa.gov)

In 2009, one National Research Council position will be available at the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, Colorado. The position is for research that focuses on understanding fundamental physical processes in the regions that extend from the sun, through the interplanetary medium, and into Earth's magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere.

SWPC (http://www.swpc.noaa.gov) serves the Nation through alerts, warnings, and forecasts of conditions in the space environment that can be hazardous to technological systems in space and on the ground and human activities in space. SWPC's research focuses on areas where advanced applications can be developed and prototyped to improve space weather operations.

To be eligible for the February review, completed application materials must be submitted no later than February 1, 2009.

Application materials and detailed information are available from the Research Associateship Programs, National Research Council, 500 5th Street N.W., (Keck 568), Washington, DC 20001, or RAP@nas.edu. It is best to begin by going to the Internet site at http://national-academies.org/rap

At the internet site, to specifically find the NOAA SWPC opportunities, on the left side, click on "search opportunities" and use the search engine to select both NOAA and Boulder, CO. SWPC opportunities are included in the returned list. Further information about SWPC can be obtained by contacting Dr. Howard Singer at howard.singer@noaa.gov or any of the SWPC research advisers listed at the NRC website.


2) Tenure-Track Faculty position in Stanford, California - due 15 Jan


From Umran Inan (inan@stanford.edu)

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Stanford University Faculty Opening Salary: Open Type: Full Time - Entry Level Preferred Education: Doctoral Sector: Academic

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of electrical and computer engineering. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate's work rather than to any specific area of specialization.

Applications should include a brief research and teaching plan, a detailed resume including a publication list, and the names and addresses of at least five references. Candidates are also requested to ask that references send letters directly to the search committee. Applications and letters should be sent to:

Search Committee Chair c/o Corinne Barkow Department of Electrical Engineering, Packard 167 Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-9505

or PREFERABLY APPLY ONLINE at http://ee.stanford.edu/

Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2009. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university�s research and teaching missions.

Requirements: Applicants should have an earned Ph.D., evidence of the ability to pursue an independent program of research, a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and the ability to initiate and conduct research across disciplines. A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research.

Apply online at http://careers.physicstoday.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3040308.32


3) 9th LPMR Workshop, 12-15 Jul 2009, Stockholm, Sweden


From Jorg Gumbel (gumbel@misu.su.se)

The 9th International Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR) will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, during July 12-15, 2009. Details can be found on the workshop website is http://www.misu.su.se/lpmr09.

The goal of LPMR-09 is to advance our understanding of mesospheric ice clouds and related processes in the environment of the upper mesosphere. The workshop provides a forum for presentation and discussion of new results, new questions and new ideas. This ranges from the microphysics of mesospheric particles to the global processes controlling the state of the mesosphere. Topics include new ground-based, in-situ and satellite measurements as well as laboratory and model results on mesospheric ice phenomena and their coupled dynamical, radiative, chemical, and plasma environment. LPMR-09 will enhance international, interdisciplinary research cooperation on noctilucent clouds (NLC) / Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMC), and Polar Mesosphere Summer Echoes (PMSE).

The meeting will take place in Stockholm during the middle of the noctilucent cloud season. This will provide excellent opportunities (we hope) for observing our object of research from the ground.

The workshop will be hosted by the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University. It is presently sponsored by its parent organization the International Commission on the Middle Atmosphere (ICMA) and the International Meteorological Institute in Stockholm.

More information can be obtained from the workshop website http://www.misu.su.se/lpmr09 and from Jorg Gumbel, gumbel@misu.su.se.


  1. 5-10 are re-sent from Dec 5, 2008 because they were missing for some receivers

5) USU USTAR International Center for Space Weather Forecasting positions


From: Shawna Johnson (shawna.johnson@usu.edu)

Utah State University has created an International Center for Space Weather Forecasting under USTAR (the Utah Science, Technology And Research initiative). Several new research faculty, postdoctoral fellow, and graduate student positions are currently available, and the goal is to expand our space weather team by 12-15 new members during the next 3-5 years. The USTAR program provides the funding for all of the new positions for a period of up to five years. The pillars for the expanded space weather program are the USU physics-based and data assimilation models for the global thermosphere, ionosphere, plasmasphere, polar wind and electrodynamics. The Center activity will focus on commercialization and research involving specifications and forecasts that are relevant to a wide range of applications, including those relevant to the international airline industry, disaster relief, surveying, oil drilling, electric power companies, and HF communications.

The USTAR program was created by the State of Utah because it recognizes the importance of research to growing and maintaining a vibrant economy. The goal of the USTAR program is to bolster Utah¹s high-tech industry by investing in, and recruiting new, high caliber faculty and university research programs. USTAR is designed to increase the flow and commercialization of university discoveries, inventions, and innovations. To meet the goals of the USTAR program, candidates from outside of the State of Utah are strongly encouraged to apply. Positions are immediately available for a Center Director and/or a Space Weather Expert at the middle/senior level, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. The Center Director should have a Ph.D. degree in engineering or physics and should have experience with data assimilation techniques, handling diverse data sets, or running space weather models. He/she should also be able to demonstrate an ability to acquire research funding, have a strong record of collaborative research, and have interest in technology commercialization.

The new USTAR positions will be in the Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences at USU. Salaries are very competitive and are commensurate with experience. Also, USU offers an impressive package of fringe benefits. For further information contact either R. W. Schunk (Robert.Schunk@usu.edu <mailto:Robert.Schunk@usu.edu> ) or J. J. Sojka (Jan.Sojka@usu.edu <mailto:Jan.Sojka@usu.edu> ).

Applicants should submit resumés, contact information for three references, and a statement of research/ commercialization interests. To apply, go to: http://jobs.usu.edu (req. ID 051579). Nominations and inquiries should be sent to Shawna Johnson, USTAR Search Committee, Utah State University, Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, 4405 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-4405, USA (shawna.johnson@usu.edu).

USU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


6) Postdoc with Space Dynamics Laboratory (UT) at AFRL, MA


From: Jennifer Gardner (Jennifer.Gardner@hanscom.af.mil) From: employment@usurf.usu.edu

Space Dynamics Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to conduct research on the chemistry of the upper atmosphere and space. The location of the position will be at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Hanscom AFB located in Bedford, MA. The research focus is on the analysis of NASA SABER and ESA MIPAS satellite data of infrared emissions in the upper atmosphere, including modeling of the chemical processes involved and the impact on the atmospheric energy budget. The project includes collaboration with scientists from AFRL, NASA and ESA. The position is expected to have a term of at least one year, with possibility of a second year based on projected funding levels.

Requirements: Applicants with a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Physics or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. Experience with atmospheric retrievals and/or molecular spectroscopy, as well as programming experience would be useful. Background in quantum chemical calculations would be helpful, but is not necessary. The candidate must be a US citizen.

Further information can be found at: http://www.sdl.usu.edu/employment/jobs/ft-positions

To apply please send a CV and 2 letters of recommendation to:

USURF, Human Resource Department 1695 N. Research Parkway North Logan, UT 84341

or Fax to: (435) 797-4328 or Email to: employment@usurf.usu.edu


7) Faculty Position in Space Physics at Univ of TX at Arlington - review 12 Dec


From James Horwitz (horwitz@uta.edu)

The Physics Department of the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in space physics. The starting date is 1 September 2009. Review of applications will begin 12 December 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Further information is at http://www.uta.edu/physics/main/phys_news/jobs/job12032008.html


8) MST12 Workshop and School, 17-23 May 2009, London, Ontario, Canada


From: Wayne K Hocking (whocking@uwo.ca) or mst12@uwo.ca

The 12th MST workshop on Technical and Scientific Aspects of MST radars will be held from 17 to 23 May, 2009, in London, Ontario, Canada. The AGU Spring meeting will be held in Toronto in the following week, just 2 hours drive away, so back-to-back attendance is a real possibility. For information, please see http://www.mst12.com. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact mst12@uwo.ca, or whocking@uwo.ca.

A radar school will be held prior to the workshop, from 12 to 16 May, 2009. The school will be unique in that 4 windprofiler radars and several meteor radars all exist within 2-3 hours drive of the school venue, and these will be used for hands-on applications and training. For information and registration, please again see http://www.mst12.com, or contact whocking@uwo.ca for a copy of the first circular, which specifies pricings. A limit of 70 students will be set on the school attendance, in order that all students will be able to use the radars. Positions will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis until the limit is met.


9) Conference on Comparative Planetology: Venus-Earth-Mars, 11-15 May 2009,

   at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands - abstracts due 2 Mar 2009

From Olivier Witasse (owitasse@rssd.esa.int)

The International Conference on Comparative Planetology: Venus-Earth-Mars will take place on 11-15 May 2009 at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Further information on the scientific content, as well as on practical aspects, is available on the conference website: http://www.rssd.esa.int/eslab-2009/

The abstract submission deadline for this ESLAB-09 conference is 02 March 2009.

We are looking forward your enthusiastic participation.

Best regards, Agustin Chicarro, and the Local Organizing Committee


10) COSPAR 2010 Assembly, 18-25 July, Bremen Germany - abstracts due Feb 2010


From: "Cospar" (cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr) (A. Janofsky, Assoc Dir COSPAR)

38th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events "COSPAR 2010"

Date: 18 - 25 July 2010

Place: Bremen, Germany

Contact: COSPAR Secretariat, c/o CNES, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10 Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37 cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr http://www.cospar2010.org/ or http://www.cospar-assembly.org

Scientific Program Chair: Prof. Tilman Spohn, Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Abstract Deadline: Mid-February 2010

Topics:

Approximately 90 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels: - SC A: The Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate - SC B: The Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System - SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres - SC D: Space Plasmas in the Solar System, Including Planetary Magnetospheres - SC E: Research in Astrophysics from Space - SC F: Life Sciences as Related to Space - SC G: Materials Sciences in Space - SC H: Fundamental Physics in Space - Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD) - Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB) - Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS) - Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM) - Panel on Space Weather (PSW) - Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP) - Panel on Capacity Building (PCB) - Panel on Education (PE) - Panel on Exploration (PEX)

- Special events: Interdisciplinary lectures, space agency round table, etc.

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research, a fully refereed journal with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.