Sunspot Solar Observatory – Data Scientist

September 26, 2017, from james mcateer

As part of the transition of operations of the Dunn Solar Telescope (DST) to the Sunspot Solar Observatory Consortium (SSOC), New Mexico State University is seeking a Data Scientist to lead a synoptic program at the telescope.

The synoptic program will provide data of filament and prominence magnetic fields, active region evolution, solar flares, and quiet Sun on a regular, periodic basis. The data scientist will be responsible for leading the program using all available instrumentation at the DST. The data scientist will be in charge of the synoptic program, includes coordinating, and assisting with, the optical set up, data transfer, data prepping to both level 1 and higher level product, and data repository.

This position is hosted at NMSU, and it is expected the successful candidate will spend some time in Sunspot.

Contact Dr McAteer ( for further details
Closing date 10/31/2017