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Volume XXVII, Issue 22


Table of Contents

1. JOB OPENING: Director of Science at NASA Ames

2. JOB OPENING: Job Opportunity at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

3. UPDATE: Manuscript Submissions to JGR/GRL/SWE Special Section on "Probing the Magnetosphere through Magnetoseismology and Ultra-Low-Frequency Waves" Extended to August 31


Announcement Submission Website: http://goo.gl/forms/qjcm4dDr4g


JOB OPENING: Director of Science at NASA Ames

From: James Green (james.green at nasa.gov)

It is my pleasure to let you know that NASA is now advertising for the Director of Science at NASA’s Ames Research Center. The Ames Science Directorate conducts basic and applied research, and technology development, in support of NASA astrobiology, astrophysics, planetary sciences, biological sciences and Earth sciences and has developed critical systems for NASA such as the Mars Climate Modeling Center and the Earth Exchange.

To find a detailed description of this position and additional information on qualifications and application procedures, please click on the USAjobs link below:


Current NASA SES candidates can apply through NASA’s Talent Marketplace, Opportunity #7993. This vacancy is open until May 8, 2020. 


JOB OPENING: Job Opportunity at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

From: Eric Christian (eric.r.christian at nasa.gov)

The Energetic Particle Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is looking to hire a scientist with experience in designing, building and analyzing data from instruments that measure ionized and neutral high-energy particles in the heliosphere and magnetosphere.  The laboratory currently has instruments in development for the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission (launch in 2024), several cubesats for Low-Earth Orbit and interplanetary space, and the Lunar Gateway.  The Energetic Particle Laboratory is in the Heliospheric Science Laboratory (Code 672) of Goddard's Heliophysics Science Division.  This is a US Government Civil Servant position, therefore applicants are required to be either US citizens or currently holding a green card and are expected to have a PhD in a related field and several years of experience beyond completion of their PhD.  Interested individuals should send a current CV to Adam Szabo (adam.szabo at nasa.gov), Code 672 Lab Chief, and Eric Christian (eric.r.christian at nasa.gov), Code 672 Associate Lab Chief and head of the Energetic Particle Laboratory.


UPDATE: Manuscript Submissions to JGR/GRL/SWE Special Section on "Probing the Magnetosphere through Magnetoseismology and Ultra-Low-Frequency Waves" Extended to August 31

From: Peter Chi, Kazue Takahashi, and Alfredo Del Corpo (pchi at igpp.ucla.edu)

The Editors of GRL, JGR-Space Physics, and Space Weather sponsoring the Special Section on “Probing the Magnetosphere through Magnetoseismology and Ultra-Low-Frequency Waves” have kindly granted an extension of manuscript submissions through August 31, 2020. We welcome interested authors to continue to submit manuscripts to this Special Section. The scope of this special section can be found below.

GRL/JGR-A/SWE Special Section:
Probing the Magnetosphere through Magnetoseismology and Ultra-Low-Frequency Waves

The vast magnetosphere can experience a variety of impulses and fluctuations at ultra low frequencies (ULF) that result from the interaction with the solar wind or internal resonances and wave-particle interactions. These continuous or impulsive perturbations provide a unique way to probe the state of and physical processes in the magnetosphere. In particular, two magnetoseismic methods have been well demonstrated for investigation of the magnetosphere. Observations of the widespread field line resonance in the magnetosphere show the variability of the plasmasphere in timescales ranging from within an hour to over a solar cycle. Timing impulse arrivals has enabled new capability of remotely monitoring sudden impulses and substorm onsets, which are important magnetospheric phenomena but rarely measured on site. The occurrence of certain ULF wave types, such as electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves or long-period poloidal waves, can imply the existence of warm plasma populations. This special issue solicits all papers that use magnetoseismology and/or ULF waves to explore the magnetosphere.


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