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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 26 Apr 2011. 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) July 18-29, 2011, Boston University, The Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM) Summer School Applications Due May 1st. From Nicholas Gross (gross at bu.edu). See also http://www.bu.edu/CISM/.

(2) EISCAT Peer-Review Programme: Call for Proposals due May 1st. From Ingemar Häggström <ingemar at eiscat.se>. See also http://www.eiscat.se/PeerReviewProgram/eiscatppexp and http://www.eiscat.se/PeerReviewProgram.

(3) Post-doctoral Position in Space Physics, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden, research related to Mars Aeronomy and interaction between Martian Atmosphere and Solar Wind - Closing date is 30 April 2011. From: Eivor Jonsson <eivor.jonsson at irf.se> and Professor Hermann Opgenoorth (opg at irfu.se) in 17 April SPA Newsletter. See also http://www.irfu.se.

(4) Post-doctoral Position in Space Physics, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden, research related to Cluster and ground based data assimilation studies in European Cluster Assimilation Technology (ECLAT) project - Closing date is 30 April 2011. From: Eivor Jonsson <eivor.jonsson at irf.se> and Professor Hermann Opgenoorth (opg at irfu.se) in 17 April SPA Newsletter. See also http://www.irfu.se.


(1) July 18-29, 2011, Boston University, The Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM) Summer School Applications Due May 1st.


From Nicholas Gross (gross at bu.edu).

This year the Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM) Summer School on 'Space Weather Phenomena, Consequences, and Modeling or Reality, Harsh Reality, and Virtual Reality' will be held at Boston University, July 18 - July 29, 2011. The two-week school will closely follow the model of the previous successful Summer Schools, which comprehensively immersed students in the subject of space weather, what it is, what it does, and what can be done about it. The CISM summer school supplements standard curricula relating to the physics, 'meteorology', and 'climatology' of space with integrated overviews of the solar-terrestrial weather system from the Sun to the earth, its effects and consequences, and the state of the art in modeling it. A unique feature of the school is a series of three-hour computer labs where students use visualizations of computer model results being developed by CISM, along with data to understand the space environment and to make space weather predictions. The team of instructors will be led by Jeffrey Hughes (BU), and include experts from various institutions such as UCAR/HAO, SWPC and AFRL.

The school is intended primarily for students about to enter graduate school in the space sciences or early in their graduate careers. We encourage supervisors to recommend the school to their prospective or current students. However others with a professional interest in space weather have also attended and benefited from earlier schools. Further details and the application form (available beginning in March of 2011), including a request for financial support, can be found under Summer School on the CISM web site at http://www.bu.edu/CISM/. Applications are due by May 1. CISM is an NSF Science and Technology Center.


(2) EISCAT Peer-Review Programme: Call for Proposals due May 1st.


From Ingemar Häggström <ingemar at eiscat.se>.

The EISCAT Scientific Association invites applications for observing time on the EISCAT facilities in 2011, by individual scientists, research groups, and consortia throughout the world on equal, competitive basis. This means that anyone can apply, independent of whether or not the applicant is from an EISCAT associate country.

While evaluations are merit based, in the case of two applications having similar merits in evaluation, preference will be given either to those applicants who are new to the EISCAT facilities, in order to enlarge the EISCAT user community and further more open access to the facilities, or to the applicant showing stronger educational impact in their proposal.

The present call is the second call of the programme, and the second call for 2011. In total, 200 hours of experiment time are open for international, peer-reviewed competition, and are available for the use of any of the current EISCAT facilities. Roughly half of this time has been allocated during the first call.

Please refer to EISCAT's pages on the Peer-Review Programme

   http://www.eiscat.se/PeerReviewProgram

and in particular to the definition of the call

   http://www.eiscat.se/PeerReviewProgram/eiscatppexp

for more information.

The deadline for proposals is 1st May 2011 at 24:00 UTC.



(3) Post-doctoral Position in Space Physics, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden, research related to Mars Aeronomy and interaction between Martian Atmosphere and Solar Wind - Closing date is 30 April 2011.


From: Eivor Jonsson <eivor.jonsson at irf.se> and Professor Hermann Opgenoorth (opg at irfu.se) in 17 April SPA Newsletter.

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Uppsala, Sweden, invites applications for a post-doctoral position to study the induced magnetosphere of Mars and its interaction with the solar wind and the Martian atmosphere. Our group is Co-Investigator of the MARSIS topside sounder instrument on Mars Express, and a group at IRF in Kiruna is Principal Investigator of the ASPERA particle experiment. We chair a research network for the study of Mars Upper Atmospheric physics with groups from four plasma-related experiments on Mars Express.

The position involves extensive international collaboration. Analysis of data is an important part of the work and experience in combining advanced data analysis with modelling of atmospheric plasma transport is an advantage. Interest and experience in coordination of scientific activities is also an asset. The group also works on closely-related problems in the solar terrestrial realm, using data from Cluster and, in the future, SWARM. For more information about IRF-Uppsala, see http://www.irfu.se.

Candidates should have completed a PhD no earlier than 30 April 2008. If the candidate has an older degree and wants to refer to special circumstances, such as parental leave, this should be clearly stated. The candidate should not currently be an active researcher at IRF in Uppsala or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University, Sweden.

The position is available at IRF-Uppsala at the Angstrom Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, starting immediately or as soon as the successful candidate's present position allows. The position is funded for two years, with a certain possibility for extension. The position is funded by a grant from the Swedish National Space Board. Closing date is 30 April 2011.

The Mars Express Project at IRF in Uppsala is coordinated by Professor Hermann Opgenoorth (opg@irfu.se, Tel. +46-18-471 5912).

Applications should include a CV, a short letter stating research interests and relevant experience, copies of undergraduate and PhD degree certificates, description and proof of previous post-doctoral positions and/or similar relevant research work, names and contact information for two professional references and reprints of up to four selected publications.

Applications to: Registrator, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Box 812, SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden, or by email: registrator@irf.se (Tel. +46 980 79061). Reference Dnr 32-73/11.


(4) Post-doctoral Position in Space Physics, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden, research related to Cluster and ground based data assimilation studies in European Cluster Assimilation Technology (ECLAT) project - Closing date is 30 April 2011.


From: Eivor Jonsson <eivor.jonsson at irf.se> and Professor Hermann Opgenoorth (opg at irfu.se) in 17 April SPA Newsletter.

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Uppsala, Sweden, invites applications for a post-doctoral position to study the Earth's magnetosphere, its interaction with the solar wind and the upper atmosphere. Our group is a major partner in the research team, funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme, which aims to create a data archive and portal for solar terrestrial data-sets to complement ESA's Cluster Active Archive.

The position involves extensive international collaboration. Analysis of data is an important part of the work and it would be an advantage to have experience in combining advanced data analysis with modelling of solar wind interaction with the magnetosphere and ionosphere, in particular field line-tracing. Interest and experience in coordination of scientific activities is also an asset. The group also works on closely related problems in the realm of the Martian induced magnetosphere and is preparing to use future SWARM satellite data in studies of magnetosphere-ionosphere interaction. For more information about IRF-Uppsala, see http://www.irfu.se.

Candidates should have completed a PhD no earlier than 30 April 2008. If the candidate has an older degree and wants to refer to special circumstances, such as parental leave, this should be clearly stated. The candidate should not currently be an active researcher at IRF in Uppsala or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University, Sweden.

The position is available at IRF-Uppsala at the Angstrom Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, starting immediately or as soon as the successful candidate's present position allows. The position is funded by a grant from the European Commission for three years. After two years as a postdoctoral fellow the candidate will be employed for one further year as a research scientist. Closing date is 30 April 2011.

The ECLAT Project at IRF in Uppsala is coordinated by Professor Hermann Opgenoorth (opg@irfu.se,Tel. +46-18-471 5912).

Applications should include a CV, a short letter stating research interests and relevant experience, copies of undergraduate and PhD degree certificates, description and proof of previous post-doctoral positions and/or similar relevant research work, names and contact information for two professional references and reprints of up to four selected publications.

Applications to: Registrator, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Box 812, SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden, or by email: registrator@irf.se (Tel. +46 980 79061). Reference: Dnr 32-72/11.