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Applications are invited for a Research Scientist position in the fields of ionospheric physics and space weather. Applicants should hold a PhD in space physics or a related filed and a track record of publications in peer reviewed journals. The successful candidate will conduct research relevant to understanding the near-earth space environment and its impacts on radio frequency (RF) systems. Experimental and/or modeling experience is preferred. Desired skills include the ability to develop, test and deploy RF sensors operating in passive and active modes, system prototyping to include algorithm development and real-time system operation, and tools for analysis of the collected data requiring familiarity with digital signal processing techniques such as optimization, filtering, and image processing. Familiarity with machine learning/data science techniques is also valuable.
Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience and responsibilities.
The candidate will have proficiency in analysis of ground-based and space-based ionospheric instrument measurements together with scientific programming and visualization experience in computer languages such as MATLAB, IDL, Python, Fortran and C/C++. Candidates with prior research experience modeling high-frequency (HF) propagation, ionospheric irregularities, and scintillation are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants at the Research Scientist and/or Senior Research Scientist level will be considered.
The selected candidate will work in a successful research group at the Institute for Scientific Research at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts. US citizenship is preferred. Please send a CV together with contact information for two references to Patricia Doherty at Boston College ([email protected]) by April 16, 2020.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility;
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
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Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.