Senior Scientist, Solar and Space Plasma Physics

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Space Science
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SES - Space Exploration Sector
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You meet our minimum qualifications if you have... 

  1. A PhD in physics or a related field.
  2. In-depth knowledge of space plasma physics including the heating and acceleration of the solar wind, and acceleration, transport and loss mechanisms of energetic particles. 
  3. Expertise in modeling, data analysis, and scientific interpretation space plasma physics data.
  4. Expertise in the development and writing of proposals for spaceflight instruments and missions.
  5. Demonstrated ability to obtain external funding for space-based instrumentation and data analysis projects.
  6. Demonstrated and effective communication skills.

You will go above and beyond our minium qualifications if you have...

  1. Experience in the design, building, modeling, and laboratory testing of space instrumentation
  2. Demonstrated and effective leadership and management skills. 

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. 

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

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