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RESEARCH SCIENTIST III

Position Details

Summary

Operating Title RESEARCH SCIENTIST III
Long Classification Title RESEARCH SCIENTIST III
Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH Space Science Center [UZSP00]
Summary of Position

Under the supervision of the Project Director, conduct research in magnetospheric physics and space weather using data from NASA’s Magnetospheric Multi-Scale (MMS) and Van Allen Probes (VAP) missions. This includes data processing, calibration, validation, and analysis, coordination of efforts with the science community, the preparation of publications and presentations. In addition, seek new sources of funding.

Additional Job Information

Previous experience with some hardware and calibration of space science instrumentation is highly desirable.

Posting Number/Job Order # PS0733FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Doctorate
Acceptable minimum years of experience 5-7 years
Other minimum qualifications

Ph.D. in Physics with specialization in Magnetospheric or Space Physics. Proficiency in the use of data processing and visualization tools including IDL and/or MatLab.
5 or more years of closely related experience.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with some hardware and calibration of space science instrumentation is highly desirable.

Salary Information

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

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28549
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.00
Grade 26
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.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs (www.unh.edu). UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. The Department of Physics confers both undergraduate (B.A., B.S.) and graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) degrees and currently includes 26 faculty members. EOS is the largest research institute at UNH, with more than 275 faculty, staff and students.
The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university 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

Posting Details

Posting Date 02/01/0018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Grant Funded
If TERM position provide projected end date
Equipment/Instruments
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

Duty/Responsibility

Analyze EDI, SCM and FGM data from MMS to produce electric field and merged magnetic field data products.

Duty/Responsibility

Work collaboratively with other scientists and guide the research efforts of graduate students to study wave phenomena in the magnetosphere and electron-scale features of magnetic reconnection using MMS and VAP data.

Duty/Responsibility

Submit Particle in Cell (PIC) simulation requests and analyze results to support in-situ observations.

Duty/Responsibility

Seek new sources of funding through NSF, NASA, and other agencies. Particular focus is on hardware development and future magnetospheric and planetary rocket and spacecraft missions.

Duty/Responsibility

Represent the MMS FIELDS team for Scientist-In-The-Loop (SITL) operations and SITL algorithm development.

Data dissemination and community support.

Duty/Responsibility

Keep current knowledge in the research field by reviewing scientific publications, reviewing proposals, participation in scientific community committee work, and by attending scientific conferences.

Duty/Responsibility

Ground Software maintenance and validation.

Duty/Responsibility

Prepare, present, and publish scientific publications.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you ever been employed by any University System of New Hampshire campus?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What date are you available to begin working?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What was your field of study?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of experience do you have in relation to the minimum qualifications of this posting?
    • None
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-10
    • 10-15
    • 15+
  5. * 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
  1. Other 1