Postdoc Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy (Pukalani, Hawai‘i) – DKIST Observation and Deep Learning

September 17, 2020, from Xudong Sun

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in solar physics, with a focus on using deep learning methods to interpret observations from the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST).

The postdoctoral fellow is a non-regular, full-time, limited term (up to two (2) years in duration with possibility of extension for an additional year), RCUH non-civil service position. The position is located at the IfA Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani, Maui, Hawai‘i.

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Xudong Sun and several National Solar Observatory (NSO) scientists, in close collaboration with other IfA and UH computer science faculty. The candidate is expected to obtain and analyze spectropolarimetry data of the solar photosphere using traditional inversion and deep learning methods. For more information, please contact Dr. Xudong Sun (xudongs@hawaii.edu).

Requirements: PhD from an accredited college or university in Physics, Astronomy, or related field (PhD candidates may apply but must submit evidence of PhD completion upon hire). One to three (1-3) years of research experience in solar physics or related field, with at least one (1) first-authored, peer-reviewed article in accredited scientific journals. Proficiency in scientific programming with Python. Demonstrated ability to analyze solar spectropolarimetry data. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and collaborate with colleagues.

Applicants should submit the following documents online: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Three recommendation letters, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s), 5) List of Publications, 6) Statement of Research Interests. Please visit www.rcuh.com (Job Posting: #220421) for more details.

Application deadline is October 14, 2020, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).


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