The Space Plasma Physics Group of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is seeking a Senior Scientist to conduct basic scientific research in heliophysics, develop space instrumentation, manage and design planetary and heliophysics missions, including the a role on the Project Science Team for the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission.
The APL Space Physics Group has a broad and active basic research program that includes data analysis, theory and modeling studies of the Earth's magnetosphere and Sun-Earth connections, of other planetary magnetospheres, and of Heliospheric and Solar Physics. It has significant development programs in space instrumentation and mission design. Currently, participation in active missions includes, among others, New Horizons, Geotail, ACE, Voyager 1 and 2, Van Allen Probes, Juno, MMS, and Solar Probe Plus. Approved future missions include the JUICE, Europa Clipper
and Solar Orbiter. In addition, the group fosters high-end numerical simulation and modeling efforts to enable rigorous comparisons of observations with theory. The Group seeks to apply advances in modeling and simulation capabilities afforded by increased computational power to maximize the advance in scientific understanding obtained from new and existing space physics data sets.
The Senior Scientist will lead and participate in basic space plasma physics research, space instrumentation development, and mission management and design. In particular, the successful candidate will join the leadership of the IMAP Project Science team.
The IMAP Project Science Team duties include:
1. Experience in the design, building, modeling, and laboratory testing of space instrumentation