Requisition ID: P01467744
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: University Park Campus
The Space Sciences Center (SSC) of the University of Southern California (USC) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in space sciences. The successful candidate is expected to have a mechanical engineering background with some experience in designing mechanical structures for space observations. The research fields concentrate on the interpretation and time series analysis of the solar dynamics in EUV and soft x-ray spectral ranges observed with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The design fields require participation in developing, building, testing and calibration of innovative modules for science space sub-orbital and orbital platforms, including high-altitude balloons, sounding rockets, Nano- and Cube Satellites.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, astronautical engineering or a closely related field. They should have an outstanding research record and relevant experience in solar physics, data analysis, mechanical engineering, and vacuum techniques, as well as hands-on laboratory experience and familiarity with machine shop/fabrication processes for precision instrumentation. A wide experience in using IDL and Solid Works is required.
The position is available as early as May 2016 and is offered for a period of the first extended SDO mission time interval, currently planned from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2018. Salary will depend on the experience and skills of the successful candidate and will correspond to the USC official salary table.
Applications, including a CV, a statement of research interests, a publication list and contact information of three potential references should be sent as one pdf file to https://jobs.usc.edu
Any questions about SSC could be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Review of applications will begin May 20, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
The USC is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and disabled persons.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five years
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.