Applications are now being accepted for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, funded through the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (CRESST). The postdoc would work in the Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in the area of geomagnetism, with emphasis on one of the following sub-areas: (1) numerical modeling of electric currents and the associated magnetic fields generated by oceanic flow processes, and the integration of these elements into the global geomagnetic field modeling; (2) determination of core flow utilizing surface geomagnetic observations and geomagnetic data assimilation. The postdoc will be expected to work closely with the core and crustal magnetic group at NASA/GSFC, but is also strongly encouraged to carry out independent research. The position is for one year, with possible extension depending on future funding and mutual agreement.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or expect to have the degree by the start of the appointment) in a related field of physics, geophysics and/or applied mathematics. Applicants are expected to have strong quantitative analysis and modeling skills – in addition to knowledge of geomagnetic fields, satellite or ground observatory data, geomagnetic field models, and core dynamics. Applicants also familiar with UNIX, Fortran, and parallel computing will be preferred.
Each applicant should send a Curriculum Vita, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to:
Mail Code 660.8, NASA/GSFC
Greenbelt, MD 20771, or
Via e-mail to [email protected]
Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Information regarding the Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory is found at:
For information on CRESST and the UMCP’s Department of Astronomy, please contact Tracy Huard ([email protected]). The appointment may start as early as March 2015.
The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
All applications received by March 2, 2015 will receive full consideration.