Research Assistant Professor, Solar Physics

Apr 24, 2017
May 22, 2017
Education, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Research Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Research Assistant Professor, Solar Physics

The George Mason University College of Science invites applications for a faculty position at the Research Assistant Professor-level to work with staff scientists at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Baltimore, Md., and/or the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The selected finalist will work on-site at APL and/or NRL in close collaboration with staff scientists performing work in the following areas: * Analyze data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) LASCO and EIT experiments and the STEREO SECCHI telescopes. This will involve the 3-D analysis of solar structures and dynamic events, such as coronal mass ejections and their shocks, in the visible and Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) using coronagraph and EUV filter data from the SOHO and STEREO instruments; * Advanced image processing, 3-D reconstruction, and stereoscopy--and application of these techniques to the coronagraph data using the IDL software language; and * Results of the analyses will be published in the open peer-reviewed literature, as well as presented at appropriate scientific and technical meetings and conferences.

Required Qualifications: * A Ph.D. in physics, solar physics or astrophysics completed by the first day of work--preferably obtained within the past five years; * Significant work experience in the analysis and interpretation of data obtained using ground-based and space-based solar observatories; * Familiarity with SOHO and STEREO instruments, and their analysis software and procedures; and * A demonstrated record of publications in the refereed scientific literature.

Preferred Qualification: * Background in coronal shock physics and particle acceleration in shocks.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9647z at bu May 19, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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Job Close Date : 2017-05-19

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