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DKIST Level-2 Scientist

  • ... Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 135000 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

DKIST Level-2 Scientist   

JOB TITLE:

DKIST Level-2 Scientist

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Boulder Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

The National Solar Observatory (NSO) is hiring for a DKIST level-2 Scientist.
The NSO has committed to produce data products of derived physical observables (level-2) from a specific subset of Daniel K.
Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) observations.
The DKIST level-2 (DL2) project uses level-1 datasets obtained with specific observational configurations as input and infers physical parameters on the Sun employing well-defined assumptions.
DKIST level-2 data products are expected to include estimates of the magnetic and velocity parameters in the solar photosphere, chromosphere, and corona determined from a pre-defined set of instrumental set ups.
Specifically:

  • NLTE inversions of ViSP spectropolarimetric data for a set of specific photospheric and chromospheric lines simultaneously.
  • Inversions of DL-NIRSP spectropolarimetric data of the He I 1083nm lines using the Hazel code.
  • Magnetic and Doppler inferences of VTF spectropolarimetric data of Ca II 854nm under the weak field approximation.
  • Magnetic and Doppler inferences of Cryo-NIRSP spectropolarimetric data of Fe XIII 1075nm in the Hanle saturated regime.

The DKIST level-2 Scientist (DL2) is responsible for the implementation of the requirements for the level-2 data products.
He/she oversees and guides the development and implementation of applicable level-2 production pipelines by the Data Center.
The DL2 scientist compiles, clarifies, revises and updates the requirements for the level-2 data products.
The DL2 scientist works in close coordination with the DKIST Science (Science Operations and Instrumentation) and DKIST Data Center teams.
The scientist compiles, clarifies, revises, and updates the requirements for the Level-2 data products and interacts with the DKIST Scientists and the DC team to ensure their efficient distribution.

The DL2 scientist interacts and collaborates with other staff members and visitors to seek opportunities to innovate in DKIST Level-2 data production.

The position is located at the NSO Headquarters in Boulder, CO and reports to the NSO Director.
The fraction of time devoted to service as described here (DL2 essential functions) is 75% with 25% dedicated to personal research.

Essential Functions:

  • The DL2 scientist is responsible for the production of DL2 data products.
  • The DL2 scientist is responsible for revising and updating all aspects of the definition of the requirements for the DL2 data products.
  • Responsible for the definition of quantitative metrics that evaluate the scientific usability and reliability of the DL2 data products.
  • Conduct tests for the implementation and future modifications of the DL2 data products pipelines.
    Perform data version control.
  • Assist the DKIST Data Center into the most efficient way to identify suitable level-1 data and distribute the resulting level-2 data products.
  • Interact with community scientists that are performing research based on DKIST level-2 data products.
  • Support DKIST Science Operations and serve as a DKIST Resident Scientist.
  • Support generation and calibration of DKIST data products as required.
  • Collaborate on scientific, educational outreach or other observatory projects.
  • Conduct personal scientific research.
  • Provide service to the observatory as required.
  • May serve as mentor to more junior scientific staff members.

Other Functions:

Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ph.
    D.
    in solar physics or related field.
  • Relevant post-doctoral experience is desirable.
  • Experience using data from ground-based solar observations.
  • Experience with radiative transfer and inversion techniques.
  • Experience with chromospheric spectroscopic and polarimetric data is desirable.
  • Experience with coronal spectroscopic and polarimetric data is desirable.
  • Significant record of relevant scientific and technical publications in solar physics with emphasis on spectroscopic and polarimetric data.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This work is mostly carried out in an office environment.

Application Instructions:

Applicants will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of no more than three individuals who will be able to write letters of reference on their behalf.
AURA HR will contact them to request the reference letters.
Applicants should contact their letter writers separately to inform them of the process.

Applicants should submit the following materials in a single pdf file: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a bibliography, and a 1-2 page summary of how they see their role as DKIST level-2 Scientist.

Application deadline is April 15, 2024.
The position will remain open until filled.

Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process should request assistance at employment@aura-astronomy.
org

Salary Range: $110,000-$135,000.
The final salary will depend on skills, qualifications and experience.

About AURA:

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of 47 US institutions and 3 international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories for the National Science Foundation and NASA.
AURAs role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research.
In addition, AURA is deeply committed to public and educational outreach, and to diversity throughout the astronomical and scientific workforce.
AURA carries out its role through its astronomical facilities.
The National Solar Observatory (NSO) is one of the observatories under the AURA umbrella.

AURA offers an excellent benefits package including paid time off and retirement plan contributions, competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a very attractive work environment.
Details on benefits can be found at https://hr.
aura-astronomy.
org/employee-benefits-guide/

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of 49 US institutions and 3 international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories for the National Science Foundation and NASA.
AURAs role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research.
In addition, AURA is deeply committed to public and educational outreach, and to diversity throughout the astronomical and scientific workforce.
AURA carries out its role through its astronomical facilities.

As a recipient of U.
S.
Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations.
As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws.
The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations.
We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our recordkeeping and reporting.
Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.
41 CFR 60-1.
35(c)

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

135000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710395859-d2aade4a2973cea92d3874d34795e250

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Boulder

Job Origin:

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Full job description

The National Solar Observatory (NSO) is hiring for a DKIST level-2 Scientist. The NSO has committed to produce data products of derived physical observables (level-2) from a specific subset of Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) observations. The DKIST level-2 (DL2) project uses level-1 datasets obtained with specific observational configurations as input and infers physical parameters on the Sun employing well-defined assumptions. DKIST level-2 data products are expected to include estimates of the magnetic and velocity parameters in the solar photosphere, chromosphere, and corona determined from a pre-defined set of instrumental set ups. Specifically:

  • NLTE inversions of ViSP spectropolarimetric data for a set of specific photospheric and chromospheric lines simultaneously.
  • Inversions of DL-NIRSP spectropolarimetric data of the He I 1083nm lines using the Hazel code.
  • Magnetic and Doppler inferences of VTF spectropolarimetric data of Ca II 854nm under the weak field approximation.
  • Magnetic and Doppler inferences of Cryo-NIRSP spectropolarimetric data of Fe XIII 1075nm in the Hanle saturated regime.

The DKIST level-2 Scientist (DL2) is responsible for the implementation of the requirements for the level-2 data products. He/she oversees and guides the development and implementation of applicable level-2 production pipelines by the Data Center. The DL2 scientist compiles, clarifies, revises and updates the requirements for the level-2 data products. The DL2 scientist works in close coordination with the DKIST Science (Science Operations and Instrumentation) and DKIST Data Center teams. The scientist compiles, clarifies, revises, and updates the requirements for the Level-2 data products and interacts with the DKIST Scientists and the DC team to ensure their efficient distribution.

The DL2 scientist interacts and collaborates with other staff members and visitors to seek opportunities to innovate in DKIST Level-2 data production.

The position is located at the NSO Headquarters in Boulder, CO and reports to the NSO Director. The fraction of time devoted to service as described here (DL2 essential functions) is 75% with 25% dedicated to personal research.

Essential Functions:

  • The DL2 scientist is responsible for the production of DL2 data products.
  • The DL2 scientist is responsible for revising and updating all aspects of the definition of the requirements for the DL2 data products.
  • Responsible for the definition of quantitative metrics that evaluate the scientific usability and reliability of the DL2 data products.
  • Conduct tests for the implementation and future modifications of the DL2 data products pipelines. Perform data version control.
  • Assist the DKIST Data Center into the most efficient way to identify suitable level-1 data and distribute the resulting level-2 data products.
  • Interact with community scientists that are performing research based on DKIST level-2 data products.
  • Support DKIST Science Operations and serve as a DKIST Resident Scientist.
  • Support generation and calibration of DKIST data products as required.
  • Collaborate on scientific, educational outreach or other observatory projects.
  • Conduct personal scientific research.
  • Provide service to the observatory as required.
  • May serve as mentor to more junior scientific staff members.

Other Functions:

Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in solar physics or related field.
  • Relevant post-doctoral experience is desirable.
  • Experience using data from ground-based solar observations.
  • Experience with radiative transfer and inversion techniques.
  • Experience with chromospheric spectroscopic and polarimetric data is desirable.
  • Experience with coronal spectroscopic and polarimetric data is desirable.
  • Significant record of relevant scientific and technical publications in solar physics with emphasis on spectroscopic and polarimetric data.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This work is mostly carried out in an office environment.

Application Instructions:

Applicants will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of no more than three individuals who will be able to write letters of reference on their behalf. AURA HR will contact them to request the reference letters. Applicants should contact their letter writers separately to inform them of the process.

Applicants should submit the following materials in a single pdf file: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a bibliography, and a 1-2 page summary of how they see their role as DKIST level-2 Scientist.

Application deadline is April 15, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process should request assistance at employment@aura-astronomy.org

Salary Range: $110,000-$135,000. The final salary will depend on skills, qualifications and experience.

About AURA:

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of 47 US institutions and 3 international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories for the National Science Foundation and NASA. AURAs role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. In addition, AURA is deeply committed to public and educational outreach, and to diversity throughout the astronomical and scientific workforce. AURA carries out its role through its astronomical facilities. The National Solar Observatory (NSO) is one of the observatories under the AURA umbrella.

AURA offers an excellent benefits package including paid time off and retirement plan contributions, competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a very attractive work environment. Details on benefits can be found at https://hr.aura-astronomy.org/employee-benefits-guide/

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of 49 US institutions and 3 international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories for the National Science Foundation and NASA. AURAs role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. In addition, AURA is deeply committed to public and educational outreach, and to diversity throughout the astronomical and scientific workforce. AURA carries out its role through its astronomical facilities.

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our recordkeeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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