Postdoctoral Scholar-Heliophysics and Planetary Science -Space Sciences Laboratory | University of California Berkeley - Military Veterans

at Herc - Norcal

Berkeley, California

Postdoctoral Scholar-Heliophysics and Planetary Science -Space Sciences Laboratory The Heliospheric group at the Space Sciences Laboratory seeks an energetic, and independent early postdoctoral scholar with expertise in solar and heliospheric plasma physics to join the team at UC Berkeley working on the currently operating and in-development missions planetary and heliophysics missions at SSL, including NASA's Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission, NASA's Heliophysics Environmental and Radiation Measurement Experiment Suite (HERMES) lunar and space weather mission, and NOAA's Space Weather Follow On-L1 (SWFO-L1) mission. Applicants with hardware or instrumentation backgrounds in addition to experience publishing science results using observations from heliophysics or planetary projects are especially encouraged to apply. The PSP mission was launched in late 2018 and has made eight solar encounters, producing a world-class set of measurements of the solar wind in the inner heliosphere. The HERMES and SWFO-L1 projects in development focus on space weather and space plasma science, including both plasma particle detectors and energetic particle instrumentation in near-Earth space and at the moon. The UC Berkeley team plays a lead role on the PSP science and instrumentation team and the successful candidate will also be encouraged to participate in PSP science operations (i.e. helping define instrument operation modes, selecting burst data, organizing observing campaigns, and participating in subsequent science results). Multiple opportunities to participate in detector development exist via the HERMES and SWFO-L1 projects, both on thermal plasma and energetic particle instrumentation. As SSL is a university laboratory, the successful candidate will be encouraged to mentor younger scientists and students, as well as receive mentorship opportunities from senior scientists. The position offers considerable independence, and the incumbent will be encouraged to develop their own research interests, including potential instrumentation development and data analysis efforts, and internal and external collaborations. To apply, visit Copyright 2021 Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-6151ce2032579640a9788bdcab6b1b4c