Research Associate III

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Department Name: 
Center for Space Plasma & Aeronomic Research
Street Line 1: 
301 Sparkman Drive
Street Line 2: 
301 Sparkman Drive
City: 
Huntsville
State/Province: 
AL
Zip/Postal: 
35899
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is accepting applications for the position of Research Associate III. The primary task will be developing instrument flight software for BurstCube, a 6U CubeSat designed to detect and localize short gamma-ray bursts as gravitational wave counterparts. The position includes conducting research with the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor in topics such as GRBs, pulsars and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes and developing software for Glowbug. Fermi GBM has a major role in multi-messenger astronomy, already having detected GRB 170817A. Glowbug is a large-area gamma-ray burst instrument for the Space Station. The candidate will work with Dr. Michael Briggs, Principal Investigator of Fermi GBM and a BurstCube co-investigator. The position will be with UAH's Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) and located in Cramer Research Hall, which also houses the Department of Space Science and University and NASA/MSFC scientists. The position entails collaborating with the BurstCube team at NASA/GSFC, the Glowbug team at NRL in Washington, DC and with the UAH, NASA/MSFC and USRA Fermi GBM team in Huntsville. Applicants with experience producing high quality software are greatly desired.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics or Computer Science and 2-3 ½ years of experience in scientific programming. Must have experience programming in C or C++.  Experience in high-energy astrophysics data analysis or interpretation, gamma-ray burst and particle detector technology is required. Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics or Physics Instrumentation preferred. Experience in custom programming for data analysis or instrument software desired. Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

To ensure consideration, qualified applicants should apply on-line at https://uah.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=115058. Deadline to apply is Oct. 14, 2019.

Related URLs:

https://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/burstcube/

https://gammaray.nsstc.nasa.gov/index.html

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER OF MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 14, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, November 18, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Veronica Garner
Title: 
Talent Management Associate
Institution/Company: 
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Department Name: 
Human Resources
Street Line 1: 
301 Sparkman Drive
City: 
Huntsville
State/Province: 
AL
Zip/Postal Code: 
35899
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
2568242278
Email: 
vlg0001@uah.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Michael Briggs
Subject: 
Research Associate III
Email: 
michael.briggs@uah.edu