[STSP] Space Weather Fellowship

Phil Wilkinson phil at ips.gov.au
Tue Jan 2 15:22:51 EST 2007

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

please forward this advertisement to interested people. It is already
going to SPA News, Solar News and PlasmaNet. With thanks and best
wishes for a very happy Christmas and New Year,



Research Fellow in Space Weather - Ref 92650 - Closing 25 January 2007
School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia

The University of Sydney's School of Physics is a core discipline within the
Faculty of Science. The School hosts world-class facilities and is renowned
for its high-profile scientists and academics, and excellence in the areas
of teaching and research.

The School of Physics invites applications for a position as a Research Fellow
at level A or B in Space Weather. In this position, the appointee will develop
scientific models that can forecast the nature and properties of space weather
events at Earth, based on radio and associated data. This will involve the
numerical analysis of spacecraft and ground-based data and the development of
numerical theoretical models. The appointee will make predictions for space
weather events, and detailed comparisons of predictions with experimental
data from international spacecraft and ground observatories.

Applicants must have: 
(1) a PhD or equivalent (or have submitted their thesis
    before applying) in space physics, plasma physics, astrophysics, or 
    theoretical physics; 
(2) a strong focus on numerical and computational techniques; 
(3) proven research ability and evidence of research potential; 
(4) evidence of potential for future development; 
(5) the ability to work cooperatively with others, and
(6) demonstrated written communication skills (including papers published in
    or submitted to refereed journals).

The following are Desirable Criteria for appointment at Level A but Essential
Criteria for appointment at Level B: 
(7) experience in space weather research;
(8) experience in comparing theory with observational data.

General enquiries about the role can be directed to Fabrice Noel=EB 
at +61 -2 9036 7295. 
For specific enquiries please contact Professor Iver Cairns,
(tel) +61 (0) 2 9351 3961, (email) cairns at physics.usyd.ed.au or 
Professor Peter Robinson, (tel) +61 (0)2 9351 3779, 
(email) robinson at physics.usyd.edu.au

This position is full-time, fixed term up to three years, subject to 
satisfactory completion of a probation period for new appointees, 
adequate progress, and funding.

All applications must be completed online. For more information or to apply
online, please visit http://positions.usyd.edu.au and 
search by reference number 92650.

You must attach a copy of your CV including a list of publications and the
names and contact details of three referees. In addition you must arrange for 
the three referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to
v.lascanofierro at usyd.edu.au by 25 January 2007. Please ensure that each referee
includes the position reference number and name of the applicant in both the
subject line of the email and the recommendation itself.

Level A remuneration package: $69,518 - $74,623 p.a. (which includes a base
salary Level A $58,744 - $63,058 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer's
contribution to superannuation).

Level B remuneration package: $78,555 - $93,283 p.a. (which includes a base
salary Level B $66,380 - $78,826 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer's
contribution to superannuation)

Closing date: 25 January 2007

The University is a non-smoking workplace and is committed to the policies
and principles of equal employment opportunity and cultural diversity. The
University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment for financial or other reasons.



Professor Iver Cairns, Australian Professorial Fellow and Research Professor 
in Space Physics.
School of Physics,       Email: cairns at physics.usyd.edu.au
University of Sydney, NSW 2006,                Work phone: +61-2 9351-3961
Australia                Work fax:   +61-2 9351-7726.

Chair, National Committee for Space Science (Australian Academy of Science)

President, Section ST (Solar Terrestrial), and Council Member of the Asia
Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)

Chair, Division IV (Solar Wind and Interplanetary Magnetic field) of the
International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)

Chair, Solar-Terrestrial and Space Physics Group of the Australian Institute 
of Physics.

Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics


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