Community:Email 26jun09

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Jun 26, 2009. 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) PhD research fellowship in Atmospheric/Environmental Physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Reply to Patrick Espy (patrick.espy@ntnu.no). See also http://www.ntnu.no/fysikk/english.

(2) Space and Atmospheric Science Positions at Center for Remote Sensing. Reply to careers@cfrsi.com. Submitted by Suman Ganguly (sganguly@cfrsi.com).

(3) Virginia Tech Tenure-Track faculty position in upper atmospheric and space science. Reply to Mike Ruohoniemi (mikeruo@vt.edu). See also https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/ and click on Instruction and Research Faculty. Posting number: 090337


(1) PhD research fellowship in Atmospheric/Environmental Physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.


From Patrick Espy (patrick.espy@ntnu.no).

Beginning 1 September, 2009, a 3-year, Norwegian Research Council 3-year PhD fellowship will be available at NTNU for candidates who would like to complete a PhD degree in the field of Atmospheric/Environmental Physics at NTNU.

The research area will be atmospheric gravity waves in the polar summer mesosphere and their effects on composition, Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMC) and climate processes. The research will make use of remote-sensing measurements, both ground-based and satellite-borne, to infer the summer gravity-wave climatology and momentum flux in the polar summer. These will be compared with the mesospheric and PMC properties observed by the NASA Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite.

The candidate should have a Master degree in Physics, Atmospheric Science/Geophysics, or a closely related field. They should have computer experience and knowledge of a programming language. Experience with packages such as MATLAB would be an advantage. Good communication skills and the ability to work independently are essential. In order to be accepted as a PhD student, the grades of the MSc project have to be sufficiently high (in Norway: B/2.5 or better), or the applicant must be able to document a similar level through later scientific work.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Patrick Espy, telephone: +47 73 55 10 95, e-mail: patrick.espy@ntnu.no, skype: patrick.j.espy Information about the Department of Physics can be found at: http://www.ntnu.no/fysikk/english


(2) Space and Atmospheric Science Positions at Center for Remote Sensing.


From Suman Ganguly (sganguly@cfrsi.com).

Center for Remote Sensing, Inc. is a small, high-tech R&D organization performing cutting-edge Research and Development in Science and Technologies for over 25 years. Our specialization includes: Space and Atmospheric Science and various advanced Instrumentations, involving various areas of electrical engineering. CRS maintains a regular staff comprising of a broad spectrum of science and engineering skills, enabling basic research and science and technology objectives to be realized in practice.

CRS is currently looking for bright atmospheric scientists at M.S. and PhD levels.

PhD level candidates should be able to carry out independent research in ionospheric/space sciences. Backgrounds with experimental observations, radars, ionospheric modeling, and numerical techniques would be advantageous.

M.S. level candidates should have strong software or hardware backgrounds. Experience with space experiments would be helpful.

CRS provides excellent salary and benefits and provides a knowledge based growth oriented R&D environment. CRS is located close to Washington DC and provides various personal and professional opportunities. Interested candidates should send their resumes to the following address:

President, CRS3702 Pender Drive, Suite 170Fairfax, VA 22030. Fax 703.385.7719. E-mail: careers@cfrsi.com


(3) Virginia Tech Tenure-Track faculty position in upper atmospheric and space science.


From Mike Ruohoniemi (mikeruo@vt.edu).

See listing at: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/ and click on Instruction and Research Faculty.

Posting number: 090337

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in upper atmospheric space science. All ranks will be considered. The successful candidate will become a key member of the interdisciplinary Center for Space Science and Engineering Research (www.space.vt.edu). The Center's current research focus includes ground-based HF radar measurements, space-based mission design, instrument design and remote sensing, empirical and advanced computational modeling of the upper atmospheric space environment, ground based magnetometer measurements and space data analysis. The candidate is expected to be a significant contributor to the continued growth of the Center through development of a vigorous funded research program and a specialized graduate curriculum. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the broader research and educational mission of the ECE Department. An earned PhD with research in space science or a related field is required and must be completed prior to employment. The candidate is expected to have expertise in either space-based instrumentation (e.g. satellites or sounding rockets), ground-based instrumentation (e.g. radar, lidar, optical, or GPS), or computational modeling of the space environment (e.g. MHD or PIC). Prior experience in the role of PI or Co-PI on funded research projects is desirable. The candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally recognized funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in department, college, and/or university service and outreach activities.