Community:Email 18nov08

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Nov 18, 2008. Meetings and jobs are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'.


1) SPA Town Hall Meeting at Fall AGU: Solicitation of Questions

  Reply to Jan Sojka (jan.sojka@usu.edu)

2) Jicamarca International Research Experience Program - JIREP 2009

   Jicamarca Radio Observatory, Peru - student applications due 31 Jan 2009
  Reply to Angela Calle to jirep@jro.igp.gob.pe
  Submitted by Jorge L. Chau (jchau@jro.igp.gob.pe)
  See also http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/

3) Program Manager position at AFOSR - applications due 2 Dec

  Reply to Kent Miller (kent.miller@afosr.af.mil)
  See also http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/ ("AFOSR", category "Physical Sciences")

4) Postdoc fellowships at the High Altitude Observatory at NCAR, Boulder, CO

   Applications due 5 January 2009
  Reply to Travis Metcalfe (travis@ucar.edu)
  See also http://www.hao.ucar.edu/people/visitors/postdoc.php

5) GOES-R Energetic Particle Scientist/Software Developer in Boulder, CO

  Reply to Terry Onsager (Terry.Onsager@noaa.gov)
  See also http://cires.colorado.edu/jobs/

6) Assistant Professor in Plasma Physics, University of Colorado - due 20 Jan 2009

  From SPA Newsletter 6 Nov 2008
  Submitted by Scott H Robertson (Scott.Robertson at colorado.edu)
  Direct inquiries to Carolyn.James@colorado.edu
  Submit applications at https://www.jobsatcu.com (posting # 805465)
  See also http://www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/Jobs/

1) SPA Town Hall Meeting at Fall AGU: Solicitation of Questions


From: Jan J. Sojka, SPA President Elect (jan.sojka@usu.edu)

Following SPA tradition, on Tuesday, December 16th, the Town Hall Meeting (Agency Night) will follow the Van Allen Lecture at about 6 pm. I am soliciting your questions for our agency representatives. This year, we will have NSF and NASA representatives, and in addition, an Air Force representative. This year¹s inclusion of an Air Force representative is to provide SPA updates on the successful C/NOFS launch, the C/NOFS guest investigator proposal opportunity, and the Air Force search for SPA scientists for the AFRL being relocated at Albuquerque. This latter topic is of relevance to a broad SPA community of our junior researchers and graduate students.

Please send your questions to Jan Sojka, who will be chairing the SPA Town Hall Meeting (Agency Night). The appropriate e-mail address is: Jan.Sojka@usu.edu


2) Jicamarca International Research Experience Program - JIREP 2009

   Jicamarca Radio Observatory, Peru - student applications due 31 Jan 2009

From Angela Calle (jirep@jro.igp.gob.pe)

The students will work with staff engineers and scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development programs. Research may be conducted in neutral atmospheric and ionospheric science as well as radar/radio instrumentation and software development. Given its location, frequency of operation, and array system, most JRO's research capabilities are unique. Besides the unique research capabilities where students are welcomed to propose and run their own experiments, JRO offers a good opportunity to get hands-on-experience on different aspects of radar systems, from changing the antenna connections, improving RF components of the system, to develop sophisticated acquisition and processing programs. A side benefit of the program is that students will get to know Peru, heir to ancient cultures and rich colonial tradition.

This program is offered to junior/senior undergraduate and/or first and second year graduate students and will cover the travel expenses (to and from Lima), lodging as well as a reasonable stipend. Given that the Observatory is located outside Lima city, transportation will be provided. Application and recommendation forms are available at http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/

Application deadline: January 31st, 2009 Decision: February 15th, 2009 Starting date: Anytime after May 10th until June 20th Duration: 10 weeks


3) Program Manager position at AFOSR - applications due 2 Dec


From Kent Miller (kent.miller@afosr.af.mil)

AFOSR is seeking a program manager to manage the Air Force basic research program in Space Science. The job announcement can be found at http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/ using the keyword "AFOSR" and the job category "Physical Sciences." The position description and job requirements are on the website. Applications must be completed by December 2 when the position announcement closes.


4) Postdoc fellowships at the High Altitude Observatory at NCAR, Boulder, CO

   Applications due 5 January 2009

The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) in Boulder, Colorado announces its 2009 postdoctoral fellowship program.

Scientists at HAO conduct research related to the solar interior and variability, lower solar atmosphere, corona and heliosphere, and terrestrial and planetary atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres. Projects involving radiative transfer, hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, radiation hydrodynamics, plasma physics and other topics are pursued both out of fundamental physical interest and for their application to the above areas of research. Successful applicants will be expected to pursue research in collaboration with members of the scientific staff and other long-term visitors in these and related areas.

Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for a maximum of 2 years beginning in September or October; a degree of flexibility is possible on the specific times of arrival and departure. Fellows are expected to work at HAO in Boulder, Colorado, with the exception of time spent participating in field research and observing programs. Fellows will have access to the HAO Linux/Unix computers, NCAR supercomputer systems, and the HAO and NCAR libraries and data archives.

Fellows will receive a salary commensurate with NCAR postdoctoral rates. The current annual rate is $53,000 in the first year and $55,000 in the second year. A travel budget of up to $1,500 per year is also normally available. In accordance with NCAR policy, benefits include health insurance, vacation time and retirement contributions, and NCAR will provide assistance in finding Boulder accommodations.

Please see http://www.hao.ucar.edu/people/visitors/postdoc.php for complete application details. The deadline for applications is January 5, 2009.


5) GOES-R Energetic Particle Scientist/Software Developer in Boulder, CO


From Terry Onsager (Terry.Onsager@noaa.gov)

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) invites applications for a GOES-R Energetic Particle Scientist/Software Developer. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and testing algorithms for the generation of new products and for establishing calibration and validation schemes for the sensors that will be flown on the next generation of NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES-R). The GOES-R satellites will continue the GOES heritage in space weather by carrying instruments to sense the local /in situ/ environment (magnetometer and particle sensors) as well as the sun (X-ray sensor, EUV sensor, and EUV imager). The new algorithms could include: a specification of the radiation belt electron flux at all locations in geostationary orbit; a specification of the radiation belt electron fluxes extending to low altitudes and providing information for satellites in MEO, LEO, and for the International Space Station; a specification of the solar energetic particle flux throughout the outer magnetosphere; a specification of the fluid moments of the low- and medium-energy electron and proton fluxes; and a specification of the heavy ion flux spectra. These algorithms are intended to lead to new products and services to be used in space weather operations. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in space physics or a related field. Desired experience includes familiarity with the magnetospheric particle and magnetic field environment, experience developing and documenting algorithms for processing satellite data, and the ability to communicate effectively and to work independently as well as in teams. Externally funded independent research could be undertaken in support of the GOES-R algorithm development. Further information is available at: http://cires.colorado.edu/jobs/


6) Assistant Professor in Plasma Physics, University of Colorado - due 20 Jan 2009


From: Scott H Robertson (Scott.Robertson at colorado.edu)

The Department of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position to start August 2009, in experimental, theoretical, or computational plasma physics including, but not limited to, fusion plasmas, laser produced plasmas and high energy density physics, space and ionospheric plasmas, particle beams, and low-temperature and nonneutral plasmas. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research and teaching program. Start-up funds will be available. Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting # 805465. For full consideration, all application materials, including letters of reference, should be received by January 20, 2009, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Direct inquiries to Carolyn.James@colorado.edu. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In that spirit, applications at all levels will be considered from those who would strengthen the Department's diversity. See http://www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/Jobs/ for full job description.