Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNH Space Science Center
Summary of Position
The lightning research group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy & the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a postdoctoral position in the field of atmospheric and space electricity. The successful candidate will focus on developing numerical code to model electrical discharges and plasmas, but will also work with optical and radio observations of lightning and transient luminous events. Experience with parallel computing and adaptive mesh refinement is highly desirable but not required. A Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or related fields is required. The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, and availability of resources.
Review of complete applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Prof. Ningyu Liu at Ningyu.Liu@unh.edu. Applicants should submit their application electronically as a single PDF document in the following order – cover letter including a summary of research experience, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references – to Ningyu.Liu@unh.edu.
The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs (www.unh.edu). UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast. The Department of Physics and Astronomy confers both undergraduate (B.A., B.S.) and graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) degrees and currently includes over 25 faculty members. EOS is the largest research institute at UNH, with more than 275 faculty, staff and students.
The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.
Additional Job Information
UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or related fields is required. Experience with numerical methods and coding.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Experience with parallel computing and adaptive mesh refinement is highly desirable but not required.
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.