Postdoc – Boston University – Radio occultations of plasma environments in the Jupiter system

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Center for Space Physics
City: Boston
State/Province: MA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Paul WIthers
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Boston University
Application Due Date: Saturday, October 01 2022

Postdoc – Boston University – Radio occultations of plasma environments in the Jupiter system
The Center for Space Physics at Boston University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position supervised by Professor Paul Withers. The research will involve (A) analysis and interpretation of radio occultation observations of Jupiter’s ionosphere by the Juno spacecraft and (B) planning for future radio occultations of Europa’s ionosphere by the Europa Clipper spacecraft. Depending on the candidate’s interests, analysis of existing observations of the various plasma environments in the Jupiter system may also be possible. Candidates should possess a PhD degree in a relevant field. Experience conducting research on planetary ionospheres or other plasma environments is desirable. The salary offered will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Funding is available for two years with the possibility of extension. The appointment is expected to begin as soon as possible after 1 January 2023. Please contact Paul Withers ([email protected]) for further information.

Applications should be sent by email to Paul Withers ([email protected]). The application should be submitted in PDF format and contain a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2022. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Boston University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.