[STSP] Job available at U. Newcastle

Phil Wilkinson phil at ips.gov.au
Tue Jul 7 15:21:02 EST 2009

Research Associate Position at the University of Newcastle, Australia

From: Brian Fraser

Closing Date: 13 July 2009

Centre for Space Physics http://plasma.newcastle.edu.au/plasma

Expressions of Interest are invited for a Limited term
Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Centre for
Space Physics, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences,
Faculty of Science and IT at the University of Newcastle, NSW,

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on
electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves and
magnetosphere/plasmasphere dynamics in relationship to plasma
dynamics, particle populations, ring current decay and plasma
plumes, including heavy ions.  Satellite data resident in the
Centre will provide the basis for analyses, complemented with
additional data. Modelling and simulation will also be
undertaken using existing and new codes, and collaborative

A recent PhD with a background in space plasma physics, and
experience of handling large datasets, and familiarity with
any of the following would be an advantage: LINUX, IDL, C/C++.
The position will commence as soon as possible with an initial
one year appointment, renewable annually for a further year.
The salary will commence at A$63,572 per annum in the first
year, with an annual increment of approximately A$2,300 in
each of the following year.  There is a possibility of
continuing employment subject to availability of new funding
currently being sought.

Applications, including a CV, names and addresses of two
referees and a brief description of experience and
aspirations, should be sent by 13 July 2009, to Professor
Brian Fraser (brian.fraser at newcastle.edu.au), Physics
Building, University of Newcastle, NSW, 2308, Australia.

Submitted by:

Dr Phil Wilkinson, 
Assistant Director IPS (ADR)
IPS Radio and Space Services 
Bureau of Meteorology, IPS Radio and Space Services, (ABN 92 637 533 532)
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