CIRES/ NOAA NCEI Post-Doctoral Associate in Geomagnetism Research

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado is seeking a post-doctoral research scientist.

 

Date posted

July 7, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Sep. 7, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Job Summary

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado is seeking a post-doctoral research scientist to work in the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Geomagnetism group. The successful applicant will collaborate with scientists from NCEI Geomagnetism on developing new data-based models of the magnetospheric and ionospheric magnetic fields near the Earth’s surface, from a combination of low Earth orbit satellites (including the European Space Agency Swarm tri-satellite mission) and ground observatory data. The obtained magnetospheric model will then be used to extract rapid core field variations from both satellite and observatory records, and investigate their spatio-temporal characteristics over several decades. Improved observations and models of rapid core field variations are expected to better constrain physics-based models of the geodynamo and further our understanding of deep Earth dynamics. The ionosphere modeling aspect of this position aims to construct a 3D model of the ionospheric current system and associated magnetic fields. This will be done by combining physics-based models of the ionosphere with satellite and ground-based magnetic observations. The position is located in Boulder, Colorado. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

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.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a strategy to model the Earth’s magnetospheric field near the Earth’s surface, including the time-varying longitudinal asymmetry.
  • Develop and implement a strategy to model the 3D ionospheric current system and associated magnetic fields.
  • Invert satellite and observatory datasets for source parameters representing the geomagnetic magnetospheric and ionospheric fields.
  • Investigate rapid core field variations in satellite and observatory records.

Required

  • Ph.D. in physics, geoscience, mathematics, or related field.
  • Familiarity with geomagnetism.

For more details

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/CIRES-NOAA-NCEI-Post-Doctoral-Associate-in-Geomagnetism-Research/31669