The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) College of
Engineering and Applied Science encourages applications for a
to participate in research activities
in the area of Thermosphere–Exosphere coupling, processes, and
simulations! The position is currently open and the successful
candidate can start as soon as possible.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The SWx TREC Research Enterprise conducts innovative, basic, and
applied research in space domain science, machine learning,
geomagnetically induced electric and magnetic fields, and related
topics to better understand and predict space weather phenomena.
SWx TREC researchers work across multiple departments, colleges,
and institutes at the University of Colorado and collaborate with
other universities, government agencies, and industries. These
partnerships enable breakthrough advances in understanding the
solar and space physics principles that underlie space weather and
its impacts on critical infrastructure systems.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
This position is supported by funded research projects in the Space
Weather Technology, Research & Education Center (SWx TREC;
within the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) at
These projects are focused on the coupling between the middle and
upper atmosphere; simulations of the mesosphere, thermosphere, and
lower exosphere; interactions between the exosphere and
plasmasphere; the transport of neutral species throughout the upper
atmosphere; data assimilation methods; and observing system
simulation experiments (OSSEs). Simulation output will be compared
with remote and in situ observations from the ground and space and
will aid in the planning of future missions.
This position is nominally for one year with the possibility of
continued work contingent on performance and funding availability.
The position will be located in the new Aerospace Engineering
Sciences building at CU Boulder ( https://www.colorado.edu/engineering/aero-building
). The successful candidate will be given significant mentoring and
professional development opportunities that support postdoctoral
scholars in pursuit of long-term careers in research, academia, and
What You Should Know
All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply
with the campus COVID-19 vaccine
. New employees must provide proof of vaccination
or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of
What We Can Offer
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $80,000 annually.
CU Boulder provides excellent benefits to postdoctoral scholars,
including health, dental, and vision; vacation and sick leave;
along with career development services.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
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What We Require
Completed Ph.D. degree in Physics, Engineering, or related
What You Will Need
Experience in space physics, either in numerical simulation or data
analysis, with skills commensurate with a Ph.D. in technical
What We Would Like You To Have
Numerical simulation techniques including general circulation
models, Monte Carlo methods, and/or analysis of data from
ground-based observatories or space-based platforms.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified
by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an
approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the
United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable)
as an optional attachment.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
Posting Contact Information
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