Research opportunities in Space Plasmas at LASP

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Current state: Approved
Department: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
City: Boulder
State/Province: Colorado
Country: USA
Contact Person: Xiangning Chu
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Colorado Boulder
Application Due Date: Sunday, January 31 2021
Web Link:

The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU)
invites applications for multiple open positions for research scientists in Space Physics at different rankings (RS-I,
RS-II, or RS-III).
Research projects include:
(1) data analysis of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission and accompanying modeling efforts to study magnetic
reconnection, turbulence, acceleration, shocks, and/or other kinetic plasma processes,
(2) application of Machine Learning to space weather, especially Earth?s radiation belt and ionospheric phenomena,
(3) analysis of Parker Solar Probe data to study near-Sun solar wind plasma and field phenomena, and
(4) Mars data analysis with key interest in the Langmuir Probe and Waves (LPW) data from the MAVEN mission.

The candidates must hold Ph.D. in Physics or similar Scientific or Engineering discipline. The candidate should
indicate their research interests, and how they could enhance and benefit the research projects above. Depending on the
science topic, demonstration of their skills in data analysis of particle and field observations, MHD/PIC simulation,
or machine learning is highly desirable.
Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit an application before January 31, 2021.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Contact information for three professional references,
Unofficial transcript (if graduated in 3 years) via the link:

For more information, please contact: [email protected]<