Utah State University's Department of Physics in the College of Science is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow II).
The Antarctic Gravity Wave Imaging Network (ANGWIN) is a cooperative effort of six international Antarctic programs to collect continent-wide gravity wave (GW) measurements. The network capitalizes on existing optical and radar measurement capabilities around the Antarctic continent and at the South Pole. Utah State University operates several infrared (IR) all-sky mesospheric OH (hydroxyl) imagers, and Advanced Mesospheric Temperature Mapper (AMTM) instruments, to develop unprecedented resources for studying GW properties on a continental scale. ANGWIN represents a novel opportunity for the international Antarctic research community to work together producing "high impact" science well above that which can be achieved individually.
The main research goals for this project are:
Temporary position starting in September 2023 or earlier.
2 years, with the possibility of continuing depending on funding.
The postdoctoral researcher will be closely involved with ANGWIN instrumentation, data processing and analysis. He/she will participate in the following activities:
Ph.D. by time of appointment. The candidate should have a strong research background in remote sensing, with a preference for experience in atmospheric dynamics, experience working with real and model data, and a history of research productivity as evidenced by coauthor publications and first-author conference presentations.
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