Researcher in Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences

University of California Los Angeles Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

United States

Assistant Researcher

Job #JPF05701

Recruitment Period

Open July 14th, 2020 through Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, seeks an Assistant Researcher Scientist(s).

The position will support research in Earth’s magnetotail dynamics, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, wave-particle interaction. The focus of these studies will be to conduct theory and observational studies of particles and fields (e.g. THEMIS, ELFIN, MMS, Van Allen Probes, ARTEMIS) in order to interpret and understand the underlying plasma physics involved. Therefore the incumbent is expected to demonstrate experience with spacecraft data analysis and plasma physics theory. The appointment is expected to start in September 2020, although exact start date is flexible. PhD in physics or related fields is required. Work is to be carried out in collaboration with Dr. Anton Artemyev, Dr. Xiaojia Zhang and Prof. Vassilis Angelopoulos.

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research (max 1 page), and 3 references (including names and contact information).
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Anton Artemyev ( & Dr. Xiaojia Zhang (

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-6 required (contact information only)

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