The Space Physics group at the University of Minnesota has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work on analysis and/or instrumentation for high-energy solar astrophysics. This researcher will play a leading role in the analysis of high-energy solar flare data. Suggested analysis topics include the following, though candidates are encouraged to suggest other topics according to their own experience and interests: solar flare particle acceleration; the formation and evolution of flare-related jets and/or coronal mass ejections; diagnostics of solar coronal heating; or solar-stellar flare comparisons.
Experience in the analysis of high-energy solar astrophysical data, including soft X-rays, hard X-rays, and/or gamma rays will be considered a plus, as well as experience in analyzing solar microwave or radio data. The researcher will have the opportunity to contribute to hardware projects, including the FOXSI-4 sounding rocket payload and solar hard X-ray CubeSats. FOXSI-4 will launch as part of NASA’s first-ever sounding rocket solar flare campaign, offering a unique opportunity to be involved in the planning of the campaign. Prior hardware experience is a plus but is not a prerequisite.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or space physics by beginning date of appointment.
Preferred qualifications: Experience in the analysis of solar astrophysical data.
More information on the position can be found here: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/339603. Questions about the position can be directed to Lindsay Glesener at email@example.com