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Long Classification Title
Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH Space Science Center [UZSPSC]
Summary of Position

The solar-heliospheric research group in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS) and the Department of Physics at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a postdoctoral research scientist position in the field of computational space physics with an emphasis on turbulence and particle acceleration. The appointment is expected to start in January 2018, although earlier or later start dates can be negotiated. The main responsibility of this position is to update and develop numerical models and conduct simulations to study the acceleration of ions to suprathermal energies in association with turbulence, compressions and shocks. We seek candidates with experience in hybrid or particle-in-cells (PIC) simulations of space plasma. A PhD in physics or related fields is required. The initial appointment will be for two years with possible renewal for one additional year. The post-doctoral researcher will join a team working on the acceleration of suprathermal ions that include Profs. Phil Isenberg, Harald Kucharek, Marty Lee, Noé Lugaz, Nathan Schwadron, Charles Smith and Bernard Vasquez at UNH and Mihir Desai at SwRI.
Review of complete applications will commence on October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Prof. Noé Lugaz at Applicants should submit their application electronically as a single PDF document in the following order – cover letter, CV including publication list, and the names and contact information of at least three references – to

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PF0106FY18
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

A PhD in physics or related fields is required.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE) 100
Faculty Information Other (e.g., fiscal/academic yr)
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify FY appointment for one year with possible renewal for two additional years
Type of Position Post Doctorate

Posting Details

Posting Date 07/19/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Grant Funded
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date
Institution Information
This position is responsible for the supervision of Does not supervise
Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents