Southwest Research Institute RESEARCH ANALYST - RESEARCH SCIENTIST - HELIOPHYSICS - BOULD in Boulder, Colorado
Job Title: RESEARCH ANALYST - RESEARCH SCIENTIST - HELIOPHYSICS - BOULDER,COLORADOJob Summary:Carry out image processing and data analysis of coronal images fromwhite-light instruments including PSP/WISPR and/or PUNCH; participate indevelopment of translational tomography and other 3D inversion codes; designobserving sequences for execution; publish results in the scientificliterature and at scientific conferences. The person will develop with theteam new image analysis tools to reconstruct 3D structure of the corona fromsequence of still images. We will exploit those tools to extractcross-instrument science from Parker Solar Probe, and present those scienceresults at conferences and in the scientific literature. May also work ondevelopment of the science pipeline for PUNCH. Show scientific insight, worksemi-autonomously but with periodic supervision/meetings, be prepared tointeract with other scientists in the field, and write up scientific papersforEducation/Experience:Requires a PhD degree in Solar Physics, Astronomy, Heliophysics,Physics, Space Physics, Image Processing, or Computer Science (orclosely related) with 0-5 years stellar interior/stellar dynamosexperience. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Experience in solar imageprocessing, including current spaceborne instruments is preferred. Must beskilled in at least one or more programming languages from (Python,Perl, C, IDL). Familiarity with current "industry" standard imageretrieval and processing tools, including the Virtual Solar Observatory andthe ecosystem of reduction tools that are used with the current NASA fleet ofspaceborne telescope is required. Must have a basic understanding of solarphysics and coronal physics. Skills in scientific-grade coding is required,including tool development, regression testing, documentation, andsmall- to mid-scale software architecture. The work will be carried out in acombination of C and Python, in modern computing environment ba sed aroundthe POSIX command line. At least one publication in the scientific literatureiSpecial Considerations:Work assignment is in Boulder, Colorado.