Solar Physics Postdoctoral Fellow – ID# 19025

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Institute for Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 



Institute for Astronomy. Non-Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (Up to two (2) years in duration with possibility of extension for an additional year), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), located in Pukalani, Maui, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


DUTIES: Participates in several NASA-grant research projects that study the solar active region magnetic fields and their relation to solar eruptive events. Performs extrapolation modeling to understand the magnetic field evolution and the structure of magnetic flux ropes. Assists with the development of a new data-driven model of the coronal magnetic field. Pursues collaborative and independent research in solar physics. Publishes articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presents results at conferences.


REQUIRES: PhD from an accredited college or university in Physics, Astronomy, or related field. (PhD candidates may apply but must submit evidence of PhD completion upon hire). One to three (1-3) years of research experience in solar physics or related field, with at least one (1) first-authored, peer-reviewed article in credited scientific journals. Scientific background in solar physics. Proficiency in scientific programming with Interactive Data Language (IDL) and/or Python, and C and/or Fortran. Demonstrated ability to analyze solar data. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and collaborate with colleagues.


CLOSING DATE: March 1, 2019 or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).


INQUIRIES: Dr. Xudong Sun (808) 573-9513 (Maui) or


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s), 5) Statement of research interest, 6) List of publications. In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to RCUH via email to by the closing date. All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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