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Volume XXIII, Issue 46

Editor: Peter Chi
Co-Editor: Guan Le
Distribution Support: Sharon Uy, Marjorie Sowmendran, Todd King, Kevin Addison
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Table of Contents

1. Monday Science Telecon

2. JOB OPENING: Foreign Designated Professor Position at ISEE, Nagoya University, Japan 

3. JOB OPENING: PhD Studentships, Post-Doctoral and Research Scientist Positions Available at the Institute of Space Sciences, Shandong University, China



Monday Science Telecon

From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at nasa.gov)

At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (August 22), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecoms. The speaker this Monday will be Colby Haggerty from University of Delaware. The topic will be “The effect of parallel electric fields on ion distributions in reconnection exhausts".

The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please
go to http://uclaigpp.webex.com/, search for the ‘Dayside Science' meeting, enter your name and contact information, and then the meeting password, which is Substorm1!

To hear the audio, do not dial the number that pops up on the webex website. Instead, please dial the following toll free (in the United States) number:
with passcode 901533

Please remember to mute your telephone if you are not speaking.

Looking forward to speaking with you


JOB OPENING: Foreign Designated Professor Position at ISEE, Nagoya University, Japan 

From: Kazuo Shiokawa (shiokawa at nagoya-u.jp)

The Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University, Japan, has a new opportunity to invite one or two Foreign Designated Professors who will stay three months every year in ISEE to conduct research on science topics related to space and Earth, during the fiscal years 2017-2021. ISEE has seven research divisions: 1) integrated studies, 2) cosmic ray research, 3) heliospheric research, 4) ionospheric and magnetospheric research, 5) meteorological and atmospheric research, 6) land-ocean ecosystem research, and 7) chronological research. It has four interdisciplinary research projects: a) solar-terrestrial climate research, b) space-Earth environmental prediction, c) interaction of neutral and plasma atmospheres, and d) aerosol and cloud formation. The Foreign Designated Professors are expected to conduct research related to at least one of these seven divisions and/or relevant to at least one of the four interdisciplinary research projects, and to enhance international collaborative research at ISEE.  In relation to this opportunity, ISEE at Nagoya University will hire one full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow for each Foreign Designated Professor.  The announcement of opportunity and the selection of the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be made by ISEE in consultation with the responsible Foreign Designated Professor. 

Job details:
  Employer: Nagoya University (The position is at the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University) 
  Website: http://www.isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/index.html
  Location: Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
  Job type: Foreign Designated Professor
  Salary: 750,000-1,680,000 Japanese yen per month 
      Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
      Premiums for mandatory health insurance and welfare pension will be deducted from the payment. 
  Qualifications: Postgraduate - Doctorate/PhD, Nagoya University has a retirement age of 65 years old.  
  Job hours: 3 months per year through cross appointment (choose any continuous 3-month period from 1 April to 31 March in every fiscal year)

Required Application Materials: (All materials must be submitted in English.)
1. Curriculum vitae 
2. Research plan (maximum three pages)
3. List of publications; provide separate lists for refereed journals and conference proceedings.
4. Names and contact information for two professional references

Application Deadline:
Monday, October 31, 2016, 17:00 (Japanese Standard Time)
Interviews may be held after the closing date.

Application Submission:
Please attach your application materials to an email and send them to machida at isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp

For inquiries about this position, please contact 
Prof. Shinobu Machida
Director of the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
E-mail: Machida at isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp
TEL: +81-52-747-6303; FAX: +81-52-747-6313


JOB OPENING: PhD Studentships, Post-Doctoral and Research Scientist Positions Available at the Institute of Space Sciences, Shandong University, China

From: Yao Chen (yaochen at sdu.edu.cn)

We cordially invite applications for PhD studentships, postdoctoral and research scientist positions at the Institute of Space Sciences (ISS), Shandong University. We expect to offer ~6 fully-funded PhD studentships, ~6 postdoctoral positions, and ~2 research scientist positions.

The applicants are expected to work with
1) Prof. Yao Chen (yaochen at sdu.edu.cn) on physical processes of solar eruptions. 
2) Prof. Quanqi Shi (sqq at sdu.edu.cn) on magnetospheric physics and solar wind–magnetosphere interaction.
3) Prof. Qinghe Zhang (zhangqinghe at sdu.edu.cn) on the physics of the ionosphere and the ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling.
4) Prof. Lidong Xia (XLD at sdu.edu.cn) on multi-wavelength observational studies of the fundamental processes in the solar atmosphere.
5) Prof. Bo Li (BBL at sdu.edu.cn) on magnetohydrodynamic waves in the highly structured solar atmosphere.
6) Prof. Zongcheng Ling (zcling at sdu.edu.cn) on planetary spectroscopy and remote sensing.

For detailed information on our overseas PhD program, please visit http://iss.wh.sdu.edu.cn/ or directly contact the supervisor you plan to work with. The postdoctoral posts are available for a fixed term of 1 year with a possible extension of up to 3 years, depending on research performance and funding availability. The position can start as early as 1 October 2016. The annual salary will be 30,000 to 35,000 US dollars, commensurate with qualification and experience.

Research scientist appointments are for 3 years, with possible extension. The annual salary is from 35,000 to 50,000 US dollars. The post-holders should pursue independent research in close collaboration with the ISS faculty members.

ISS is located in the scenic coastal city of Weihai, which with its considerably low living cost and wonderful beaches is regarded as one of the nation’s most desirable cities. ISS can help arrange a temporary or long-term accommodation, which is fully-furnished and in easy reach of shopping plazas, restaurants, the university campus, and the beautiful Weihai International Beach. Rent and utilities shall be paid by the post-holders.

Applications will be considered from 1 October 2016 onwards. Candidates should submit electronically a CV, a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, as well as names and contact details of two potential referees, to one of the above prospective collaborators (please also copy to yaochen.sdu at gmail.com). Please visit the webpage (http://iss.wh.sdu.edu.cn) for more information.


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