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Research Scientist II - PS3267FY22

Durham, New Hampshire (US)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 29, 2023

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Atmospheric Sciences, Space Physics
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University Of New Hampshire

Research Scientist II

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Summary of Position
Under the supervision of the Project Director, conduct research in magnetospheric physics and space weather using data from NASA’s Magnetospheric Multi-Scale (MMS) mission and upcoming SWFO-L1 space weather mission. This includes data analysis and coordination of efforts with the science community, the preparation of publications and presentations.

Acceptable minimum level of education

Additional Job Information
UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

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Other minimum qualifications
Ph.D. in Physics with specialization in Magnetospheric or affiliated space physics field. Proficiency in the use of data processing and visualization tools including IDL, MatLab, and/or Python.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Previous experience with hardware and calibration of space science instrumentation is highly desirable.

Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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EEO Statement
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:


Analyze data from the MMS FIELDS instrument suite, which includes EDI, SCM, FGM, and EDP.

Work collaboratively with other scientists and support the research efforts of graduate students to study ion-and electron-scale features of magnetic reconnection, turbulence, and other phenomena in the magnetosphere, magnetosheath, and solar wind using MMS data.

Submit Particle in Cell (PIC) simulation requests and analyze results to support in-situ observations.

Prepare, present, and publish scientific publications.

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