Researcher in Space Plasma Physics

Posted on Aug. 20, 2014

UCLA solicits applications for one or more Researchers at the Assistant or Associate level, in the field of experimental or theoretical Space Plasma Physics, at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. For more information about the institute visit: and about EPSS visit: The institute's Space Physics Center carries out investigations of the solar wind, and the magnetospheres, ionospheres and atmospheres of the Earth and planets. The successful candidate will have completed significant independent research in space physics and/or have a strong track record in space hardware development. The primary responsibilities will be to conduct studies on key plasma physics questions in Earth’s magnetosphere, at the moon or in the solar wind using theory and/or simulation tools that will help in the analysis and interpretation of currently acquired data from the THEMIS and ARTEMIS missions, in conjunction with current (Van Allen Probes) and upcoming (MMS) missions. The successful candidate will participate actively in a diverse and broad space physics research environment across UCLA, spanning basic plasma theory, simulations, and experimental space physics. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen or complement UCLA's space borne, ground based or experimental research geared towards understanding of plasma phenomena at Earth, planets their moons and the Inner and Outer Heliosphere, and develop their own direction within a stimulating and highly dynamic environment. Candidates can apply at They should include a full CV, a short statement of research interests, and names of three individuals familiar with their work. Applications received prior to November 1, 2014 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a commitment to enhance diversity. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.