Stanford University-HEPL, W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory

Position ID:Stanford University-HEPL-W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory-ASR1 [#11546]
Position Title: Physical Science Research Scientist
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stanford, California 94305, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Physics, astrophysics, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Experiment, Astrophysics Theory, Strong field physics
Appl Deadline:2019/02/08 (posted 2018/08/01, listed until 2019/02/08)
Position Description:    

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The Solar Observatories Group at Stanford University invites applications for a Physical Science - Research Scientist position focused on the investigation of the magnetic field in the solar atmosphere and its influence on the corona and heliosphere. The successful candidate will focus on analysis of vector magnetic field data from the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) instrument on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) along with data from other solar instruments. The researcher will work with HMI science-team members to investigate the structure and dynamics of the Sun’s magnetic field in support of the goals of the NASA-sponsored SDO/HMI investigation in the Living With a Star Program, in particular the physics of solar eruptive events and magnetic variability related to the solar cycle. Information about the HMI project can be found at

A PhD or equivalent in astrophysics or a related field and experience with solar polarimetry and vector magnetic field data are required. Applicants who have experience with data analysis, can contribute to proposals for new research, have a strong publication record, and who have interest in working with students and in education and public outreach are preferred.

This is a 2-year fixed-term position with a possibility for extension based on performance and the availability of funding.

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