Postdoctoral Research in Spectropolarimetry at New Mexico State University

February 14, 2017, from R.T.James McAteer

The solar physics research group at NMSU has an opening for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in spectropolarimetry of the chromosphere. The successful candidate will work at NMSU in close collaboration with the FIRS instrument personnel at NSO and IfA, in order to carry out detailed inversions of the HeI 10830 line using the HAZEL code. Training in data acquisition and performing these complex inversions will be provided, in order to provide the candidate with all skills required to take advantage of future DKIST data.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in solar physics or a closely related subject, or expect to obtain one shortly. Candidates with some experience in any inversion algorithm, and/or a knowledge of current and future NSO instrument capabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and should highlight these areas in their application.

Application deadline: March 31st, 2017
Targeted start Date: May 1st, 2017

Interested applicants should contact Dr R.T. James McAteer ( for further details and submit their application to

In addition to a CV and cover letter, candidates should provide for 3 letters of reference, one of whom should be your PhD supervisor.

NMSU is a equal-opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and female scientists.