Assistant Research Engineer- Ionosphereric CONnection (ICON)-Space Sciences Laboratory
The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants for an Assistant Research Engineer position, specifically in the area of upper atmospheric and space physics, with an emphasis on the science operations and data processing from the Ionospheric CONnection (ICON) Explorer mission. ICON is a NASA Explorer mission, developed and managed by the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley with key support from several partner institutions. ICON will explore the boundary between Earth and space to understand the physical connection between our atmosphere and our space environment.
The Assistant Research Engineer will assist the ICON PI with the management of the ongoing science operations planning for the ICON mission and continuous development of the data analyses that further the science goals of the ICON mission. The Assistant Research Engineer will assist the ICON Project Systems Engineer in determining that the results of the tests on the payload and ground system verify the project’s high-level science requirements. The Assistant Research Engineer will engage in independent and collaborative research with both SSL and outside personnel, attend and actively support scientific seminars, workshops, working team meetings and other venues for presentations of results and development of collaborative research relationships, vigorously pursue publication of research in peer reviewed journals and pursue additional funding opportunities consistent with existing and future research programs and goals.
Responsibilities of the Position Include:
- Lead efforts to analyze and interpret ICON scientific data to achieve the objectives of the mission, where publication of results is an evaluation criterion for professional
- Manage the efforts of ICON science team in the implementation and update of analysis software at the ICON science data
- Coordinate efforts of the science operations planning & science team to maximize the scientific return of the
- Lead in training ICON personnel (students and post-docs) in the analysis of the ICON
- Assist with project reports & reviews related to the ICON science data and data center.
- Assist the Project Systems Engineer in finalizing the verification of all high-level science
Minimum qualifications (required at time of application):
Applicants must possess at least a Ph. D, or equivalent degree, in Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field at the time of application.
Additional qualifications required by start date:
- Postdoctoral experience in collection, calibration or analysis of data from scientific instrumentation in space or relevant
- Experience with upper atmosphere or space physics satellite
- Strong data analysis and programming
- Enjoy working in a collaborative environment with a diverse group of researchers and engineers to solve hard problems in spacecraft science operations and data
- Experience with upper atmosphere and ionosphere numerical
- Experience in software development and deployment in scientific data analysis pipelines.
- This position reports to the ICON PI and will work under his supervision and
- The initial appointment will be at 100% time for 12 months with the expectation of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of
- Salary will be commensurate with experience; benefits are
- The expected start date of this position will be March 2017.
To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01088.
Applicants should submit the following materials: (i) an updated curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (required), (ii) a cover letter (optional), (iii) a statement of research interests (required), and (iv) names and contact information for 3 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position (required).
This position will remain open until filled. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Thomas Immel (email@example.com) or Tamiko George (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Letters of recommendation will only be requested of finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California Policy and California State law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The Space Sciences Laboratory is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.