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Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position with the Space Radiation Laboratory (SRL) at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to work with Drs. Christina Cohen and Richard Leske on energetic particle data from the Parker Solar Probe instruments.  Parker Solar Probe is currently in orbit around the Sun, making in-situ measurements of the energetic particle environment at distances closer to the Sun than ever before.  The work will involve analysis of current data from the particle detector suite, the Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun, as well as pre-flight calibration data to finish in-flight calibration and intercalibration of the separate sensors of the suite.  As suitable, modeling efforts may also be employed to understand the acceleration and transport of the particles measured in-situ.

The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable on an annual basis for up to three years, based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.  Candidates with experience in data analysis of energetic particle data and/or computational modeling of energetic particles are especially encouraged to apply.  The expected starting date is January 1, 2023, but earlier dates are possible, and is dependent on your completing your Ph.D. requirements as well as a valid work authorization if applicable.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, space physics or a related field by the date of the appointment.

Applicants should submit a CV, brief research statement outlining their relevant knowledge and experience, a cover letter stating their motivation for applying to this opportunity, and three letters of reference sent directly to [email protected].

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