Career Opportunities


Space Weather/Data Science Post-doctoral Research Associate

The New Mexico Consortium (www.newmexicoconsortium.org) has an immediate opening for a space weather / data science post-doctoral research associate for the award-winning Aurorasaurus citizen science project (www.aurorasaurus.org). Duties will include analysis of space weather data (specifically related to the prediction of aurora during storm and substorm times), and associated crowd-sourced observations of aurora. The post-doc’s objective will be to further develop a nowcast model of the aurora that incorporates ground-truth human observations. A secondary objective will be using citizen science observations to further understanding of the newly recognized STEVE phenomenon (relevant references can be found at http://bit.ly/MacDonaldGoogleScholar). Robust programming experience, initiative, and a strong history of publications are required. Experience and enthusiasm with mobile technologies, social media and web design are appreciated. A Ph.D. is preferred but exceptional candidates at other levels will be considered. We are committed to increasing equity in STEM fields and share a vision that public participation helps drive innovation and diversity in science, society, and education.

This is a one year, full-time project with an option for a one year extension contingent on performance. Applications will be reviewed as soon as received and the position will be open until filled. The position is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, though team members are located in WA and NM; remote work will be considered. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Liz MacDonald (e.a.macdonald@nasa.gov) with any questions.

From: Drs. Liz MacDonald (e.a.macdonald@nasa.gov), Matthew Heavner (matt.heavner@gmail.com)

New Mexico Consortium is an independent nonprofit Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Vet/Dis, E-verify employer. Please apply using our online application or by mail to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Include a resume, cover letter, code sample, and 3 recommendation letters. Aurorasaurus is an interdisciplinary innovative project funded by NSF and NASA. We collaborate with multidisciplinary groups such as the Assimilative Mapping of Geospace Observations (AMGeO) project to improve public nowcasting of aurora with social media and volunteer contributions.

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Posted 9/4/21


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