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US job opening on Swarm/e-POP

19 September 2017

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa seeks to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to join a dynamic and expanding group of space physics researchers. The University of Iowa has developed spaceflight hardware for 69 successful satellite and rocket missions and currently participates in missions including Voyager, Cassini, Mars Express, Juno, Van Allen Probes, MMS, Cassiope/e-POP, Swarm, HaloSat, JUICE, and the Europa Mission.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, colour, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Position: Post-doctoral Research Associate – Magnetic Fields

Reports to: Assistant Professor David Miles – david-miles@uiowa.edu

This appointment is partially funded by the Cassiope/e-POP mission which has been operating since 2013. The post holder will spend approximately 50% of their time conducting original research within the field of space plasma and magnetosphere-ionosphere (MI) science.

Research topics include: field-aligned currents, MI coupling, and auroral physics using data from Cassiope/e-POP and the ESA Swarm magnetic field mission. The remaining 50% will be dedicated to supporting the Cassiope/e-POP MaGnetic Field instrument (MGF) through data quality assurance, development of value added data products, and project deliverables, and aiding other researchers in validating and interpreting MGF data for publication.

More details can be found on the University of Iowa website.