Assistant Research Physicist -Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley
August 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:$83,300 –$108,900
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  • Position overview

    Position title: Assistant Research Physicist

    Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: https: // www. programs/files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t13-b.pdf. The current base salary range for this position is $83,300 –$108,900. "Off-scale" salaries, which yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

    Percent time: 100

    Anticipated start: 7/1/2023

    Position duration: Two years, with possibility of renewal

    Application Window

    Open date: April 25, 2023

    Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

    Final date: Thursday, Aug 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

    Position description

    The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking applications for an Assistant Research Physicist to work on a CubeSat project focused on investigating particle acceleration and high- energy processes in solar flares and other eruptive phenomena in the high solar atmosphere. The successful candidate will lead the development and coordination of the Solar HARd x-ray Polarimeter (SHARP) instrument, which is funded to fly onboard the Solar PolArization and Directivity X-Ray Experiment (PADRE) 12 U CubeSat. In addition, the candidate will conduct observational analysis of high-energy phenomena at the Sun using data from past and current missions.

    The candidate will work collaboratively with national and international partners, and will be expected to present their findings at national and international conferences, as well as publish their results in leading journals. The ideal candidate should have expertise in solar high-energy instrumentation and/or analysis of solar eruption observations.

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    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    A PhD or equivalent international degree.

    Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Minimum one year of postdoctoral experience
  • Record of research activities during and after PhD degree
  • Preferred qualifications

  • Expertise in solar high-energy instrumentation and/or analysis of solar eruption observations
  • Experience in data analysis and scientific interpretation of solar flare data
  • Expertise in scientific programming languages, such as IDL, Matlab, Python
  • Ability to perform independent research.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with CubeSat or suborbital missions is preferred but not required
  • Experience in X-ray detector calibration is preferred but not required
  • Application Requirements

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - 2-3 page statement of research interests and future plans.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https: // diversity).

  • Publications list (Optional)

  • Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
  • Letters of reference will only be required of finalists.

    Apply link: https: //

    Help contact: [email protected]

    Campus Information

    Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

    The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://

    In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC- recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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    Berkeley, CA

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