The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona expects to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of space physics. The department has an active research program in heliophysics and plasma astrophysics. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Dr. Federico Fraschetti. The primary work is expected to be theoretical and computational. The study focuses on the mechanisms of acceleration (and pitch-angle anisotropy) of supra-thermal particles at interplanetary shocks over a wide range of distances, using measurements from Parker Solar Probe and MAVEN. Theoretical expertise in such a topic is thus highly desirable for this position.
To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter (1 page), Curriculum Vitae with publication list, a statement of research interest highlighting past achievements and future plans (up to 3 pages) by May 31st 2021. Application has to be uploaded at https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/4280?c=arizona They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date to the same link.
The successful applicant will be expected to conduct a highly competitive program of scientific research, and write scientific articles for publication in peer reviewed journals. PhD in the field of space physics and a proven track record of independent research in the research theme is a minimum qualification; PhD must be received by the start date of the position.
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