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Research Assistant - Part time

Description:  Space Weather Solutions is seeking a part-time research assistant to provide support for government grants working with spacecraft charging and space plasma environments. Successful candidate will provide support with data analysis of charged particle data, help run surface charging code for the different spacecraft environments, and provide graphical support using Python software.  Initial focus is on the lunar environments, with possible focus on geosynchronous and polar plasma environments as well.

Essential Duties:

  • Analyze electron/ion charged particle date, primarily from THEMIS, but satellites in other environments may be included
  • Spacecraft charging analysis
  • Graphically present results

The initial funding is available for one year, with possible additional funding.  Start date is negotiable; but immediate start is preferred.

Job Requirements

Education:   Undergraduate or graduate study in physics or similar field.  Degree is not required, but Junior or Senior standing in a scientific degree is needed. 

Experience:  Work experience is not required, but applicable research experience is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Knowledge of space plasma, electricity and magnetism, basic physics concepts
  • Intermediate knowledge of Python
  • Microsoft software suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Working Conditions: This is an office job, predominately sedentary.

Travel: None

**US Citizenship is required due to software being used.