Job ID: 128900

Research Associate

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Sep. 11, 2019
  • Research Associate
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Daytona Beach, FL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Physics - General

The Center for Space and Atmospheric Research at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL campus invites applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate position in the area of ionospheric physics and in-situ instrumentation. The primary function of this position is to support the ongoing ionospheric research in Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Laboratory (

Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee the construction, testing, and calibration of Langmuir probes, electric field probes,ionization gauges, magnetometers, etc slated to fly on multiple upcoming sounding rocketmissions and small satellites to study the electrodynamics of Earth’s upper atmosphere;
Analyze and interpret data collected from in-situ observations and collaborate with Co-Investigators who will provide ground based remote sensing data;
Present results at relevant conferences and in peer-reviewed literature;
Mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as collaborate with other researchers inthe Center for Space and Atmospheric Research


This position requires a Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, or a related field. The successful candidate should possess experience in the design and use of in-situ instruments (preferably electric probes), as well as programming skills in C and Matlab/IDL/Python/Julia.

This is a 2 year 100%-time appointment with applicable University benefits, and a possibility of renewal for the third year contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued availability of funds. The position allows (and expects) the candidate to increase his or her independence by developing key questions and pursue proposals to appropriate agencies.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials online at, requisition #190569:
A cover letter describing background, qualifications, and experience relevant to the position
A full curriculum vitae (CV) – detailing education, awards, publications, research experience, etc.
Contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date is also expected to be as soon as a selection is made, and preferably no later than January 2020. For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Aroh Barjatya at

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The university does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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