Postdoctoral position on Sun-Climate at George Mason University and NASA/GSFC

The George Mason University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a
postdoctoral position to work with civil servants at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). This
position is funded by NASA through the Partnership for Heliophysics and Space Environment
Research (PHaSER) cooperative agreement. The candidate will conduct Sun-Climate research at
NASA/GSFC on dynamical, radiative, chemical couplings between solar forcing and Earth’s
atmosphere and/or ionosphere, to better understand solar variability and its impacts on climate.
The study will involve analyses of the data from current TSIS (Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance
Sensor) and Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) missions, as well as mesoscale/climate modeling
when needed.

The candidate shall provide expertise in the research areas on solar energy variability, analysis of
large satellite data, Earth’s atmospheric dynamics, as well as a good understanding of upper
atmospheric chemistry and atmosphere-ionosphere coupling. The candidate shall participate in the
Sun- climate and solar irradiance science team meetings that NASA sponsors and present research
results at these conferences. Publications on peer-reviewed journals are required.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in remote sensing geoscience with a background in Earth atmospheric
sciences; Good understanding of atmospheric dynamics and measurement principles, theories,
concepts and techniques in radiative transfer modeling; Good knowledge of important science
questions in the Sun-Climate research and solar variabilities; Demonstrated research experience
with a track record of peer- reviewed scientific publications.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/51716; complete and
submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional
references with contact information. References will be contacted for a letter of recommendation.