University of Texas at Dallas Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dallas, Texas

Job Summary

The Center for Space Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas is involved in multiple upcoming space missions. To support these missions there is a post-doc position available, for up to two years.

The focus of the position is on data analysis of Ion Velocity Meter measurements across multiple platforms. IVMs are slated to fly on the upcoming NASA ICON mission, the COSMIC-2 constellation, and the SORTIE CubeSat. The position will also consider measurements from other sources, particularly the SuperDARN network of ground based radars. Candidates with general ionosphere and/or instrument experience are encouraged to apply, though direct experience with both IVM and SuperDARN is preferred. Duties will include instrument operation support, data production, data analysis, and software development, depending upon the candidate. Experience with open source development, particularly Python, is preferred.

The candidate will work primarily with Dr. Russell Stoneback.

Minimum Education and Experience

Ph.D in a related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

Ph.D. in Physics Experience with Ion Velocity Meter measurements. Experience with SuperDARN measurements. Experience with Python and open source science software development practices. Experience with Fortran. Experience with Pysat, Python Satellite Data Analysis Toolkit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop, test, and validate measurements and methodologies to infer ionospheric variables from ground and space based instruments.

Contribute to open source scientific software.

Perform research and disseminate said research though presentations and peer-reviewed journals.

Other duties as assigned.

Posting Number: S00824P

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Space Sciences

Salary Range: $65,000.00

Pay Basis: Monthly

Position Status: Temporary

Location: Richardson

Position End Date (if temporary): 01/02/2019

Open Date: 10/17/2016

Close Date: 01/02/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Desired Start Date: 01/02/2017