[GEM] THE GEM MESSENGER, Volume 27, Number 44

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Volume 27, Number 44

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1. JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Space Physics or Planetary Science at Boston University


1. JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Space Physics or Planetary Science at Boston University
From: Wen Li (wenli77 at bu.edu)

A postdoctoral scholar position in Space Physics or Planetary Science is now available at the Center for Space Physics, Boston University. The successful applicant will work on Earth’s and/or Jupiter’s magnetospheric dynamics with Dr. Wen Li’s group. The subjects include radiation belt dynamics, generation and propagation of magnetospheric waves, particle precipitation into the upper atmosphere, and origin of aurora. The successful candidate will be extensively involved in various missions including Van Allen Probes, THEMIS, MMS, multiple Low-Earth-Orbiting satellites, and/or Juno. Applicants who have experience in data analysis, modeling or theory on the above related topics are all very welcome.

Candidates should have a strong background in data analysis, theory, or numerical simulation in the Earth’s or planetary (preferentially Jupiter) magnetosphere, and are expected to communicate research through publications of peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations in scientific conferences. A PhD degree in Space Physics or related field by the start date is required. A candidate with extensive experience in the field may also be considered in the Research Scientist title.

The review will start upon a receipt of an application and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment is expected to start from Spring-Fall 2018, and the exact start date is negotiable. The appointment will be made on a yearly basis and is expected to continue for 2 years or longer, subject to annual performance reviews and continued funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to the university salary scaling. 

To apply, please submit (1) a full curriculum vitae, (2) a brief research statement (up to 2 pages), and (3) contact information for three references, by email to Wen Li (wenli77 at bu.edu). Inquiries on this position should be addressed to the same email address.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Boston University is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. Boston University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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