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Assistant Scholar/Scientist, Atmospheric Science

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Position Number 43011
Class Title Assistant Scholar/Scientist, Atmospheric Science
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The Florida Space Institute (FSI) invites applications for a non-tenure earning position as assistant scholar/scientist with a concentration in atmospheric science. The incumbent will participate in Global‐scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) science team activities. Specifically, the incumbent will develop capabilities to identify and analyze the contributions of waves and tides from the mesosphere (Earth’s middle atmosphere) to temperature and composition changes in the lower thermosphere (Earth’s upper atmosphere) and publish results from GOLD data relating to those effects.

Position Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Space Physics or Atmospheric Sciences or equivalent from an accredited institution, and one year of postdoctoral experience in atmospheric science related to thermosphere, ionosphere, or magnetosphere studies.


Experience with studies of dynamics in the middle to upper atmosphere; two or more years of postdoctoral experience in atmospheric science related to thermosphere, ionosphere, or magnetosphere studies; expertise with remote sensing technologies; expertise with LIDAR technology and science; and expertise with satellite instrumentation.

Special Conditions

Due to the nature of the research performed, U.S. citizenship and the ability to attain security clearance is beneficial, but not required.

This is a full-time, 12-month position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a current resume/CV, a letter describing their experience and interest in the position, and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Richard Eastes, PI – GOLD Project, 407-823-6220, or

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701019
Job Open Date 01/13/2017
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area Office of Research & Commercialization (Research)
Department Research-Florida Space Institute
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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