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We are seeking applicants at the postdoctoral level with an appointment for two years.  Questions about the positions can be directed to Michael Liemohn,, Daniel Welling,, Chip Manchester,, or Gabor Toth, You must apply for this position by attaching your cover letter and CV.  

Job Summary

Two postdoctoral positions in space physics modeling in the Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering department. 


The Center for Space Environment Modeling within the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan is expecting to hire two postdoctoral researchers in the near future.  The range of areas covered by these positions include solar magnetic flux emergence and breakout, magnetic reconnection between the solar wind and Earth's magnetosphere, ionospheric outflow and its fate in the magnetosphere, impacts of precipitation on the ionosphere-thermosphere system including conductance feedback on geospace dynamics, and the development of geomagnetically induced currents. 

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Space Physics or a relevant discipline, or be expecting one before their negotiated start date. 

Desired Qualifications*

Most of this work will be directed towards the understanding of extreme space weather events. Because of the numerical focus, preferred applicants should have intimate familiarity with modeling techniques and should have expertise utilizing models to conduct research. Prior experience with model development is useful but not required.

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Application Deadline

The nominal deadline for applications is January 26, 2018 but review of applications will start immediately and the search will remain open until both positions are filled.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.