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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 11/23/2016

Southwest Research Institute Inc. Boulder, CO

Southwest Research Institute Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
Boulder, CO
Job Type
AJE Ref #


Job Summary:

Carry out solar and heliophysics research projects within the group context: both independent and collaborative with the existing research group; carry out independent and collaborative basic solar research; seek and acquire funding for individual and collective research projects; publish results in refereed journals; represent SwRI at scientific conferences and meetings. Interests of the heliophysics group include solar and heliospheric remote sensing, solar magnetism and plasma interactions, solar coronal structure and heating, space weather science, solar wind physics, computational physics, and instrumentation. Researches with existing funded projects and a career emphasis on data analysis of image data products and/or solar interior or coronal modeling are particularly encouraged to apply.


Requires a PhD degree in Applied Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or related field with at least a 3.0 GPA and 2 years post PhD research experience. Must demonstrate ability to plan, propose, and fund research projects through public grant programs; must be familiar with solar image data products including magnetograms, EUV coronal imagery, and spectral images; must be familiar with IDL, PDL, Python, or similar data analysis environment; must have existing publication record in refereed scientific journals; must be familiar with the NASA and/or NSF proposal writing process; must have demonstrated experience in funding independent research projects as well as some mission data analysis experience. Desired skills include a familiarity with current NASA and independent space missions for solar imaging; facility with data and image processing; experience with SolarSoft or similar data analysis packages in IDL, PDL, or Python; experience publishing scientific research papers that build on existing available data sets; and demonstrated ability at solar/heliospheric feature analysis and/or computer vision techniques. A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Special Considerations:

Work assignment is in Boulder, Colorado. This is a 2 year limited term assignment.