Research Associate III in Gamma-ray Burst research

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Street Line 1: 
301 Sparkman Drive
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applicants are invited to apply for a Research Associate position at the
University of Alabama in Huntsville. The primary job will be to write
data analysis software for the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM), also
to analyze GBM data and publish papers. The primary focus will be
gamma-ray burst science; multi-instrument analysis is encouraged. Fermi
GBM has a major role in multi-messenger astronomy, already having
detected GRB 170817A. Other GBM science topics include pulsars and
terrestrial gamma-ray flashes.

The position could also involve contributing to the development of some
of the future space instruments that UAH is part of: TRYAD, BurstCube,
Glowbug or LEAP. TRYAD will be a pair of CubeSat to observe Terrestrial
Gamma-ray Flashes. BurstCube will be a CubeSat to observe short GRBs.
Glowbug is a large-area gamma-ray burst instrument for the Space
Station. LEAP is funded for a Phase A design study of an instrument on
the Space Station to measure polarization in GRBs.

The successful candidate will be working with Dr. Michael Briggs, the
Deputy Principal Investigator of Fermi GBM, Principal Investigator of
the TRYAD CubeSat project, and a co-investigator of BurstCube, Glowbug
and LEAP. The position will be with UAH's Center for Space Plasma and
Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) and located in the University's Cramer
Research Hall, which also houses the Department of Space Science and
University and NASA/MSFC scientists. The position entails collaborating
with the UAH, NASA/MSFC and USRA Fermi GBM team in Huntsville and
scientists at other institutions worldwide. We are particularly
interested in applicants with experience in producing high quality software.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Michael Briggs
( Applications should be made at

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville,
classified as a High Research Activity institution, offers academic and
research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social
Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Professional and
Continuing Studies, and Science. Huntsville maintains one of the highest
per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a
national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

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Application Deadline: June 7 Selection Deadline: July 10


Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$52216.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$61792.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

UAH provides an excellent benefits package.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 10, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Lisa Rivers
Talent Management Associate
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Street Line 1: 
301 Sparkman Drive
Zip/Postal Code: 
United States of America