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Responsibilities*

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on science of space weather. The research focuses on key processes driving the dynamics of the space plasma environment using global models of the solar wind – magnetosphere coupling and/or spaceborne and ground-based observations of the Earth’s space environment. Research will be conducted in wide national and international collaboration using state-of-the-art models and space observations in the research group of Professor Tuija Pulkkinen.

Applicants should have a PhD and experience in space physics or nearby fields. Experience in programming is considered an asset. The initial appointment is for one year, with possibility for extension. Salary and benefits are based on experience and University of Michigan payscale.

Required Qualifications*

- Ph.D. in space physics or related field
- Basic skills in independent research including scientific publication, data analysis and use of models

Desired Qualifications*

- Strong publication record
- Experience with programming and model development and/or analysis of large data sets

Additional Information

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