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.
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