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Los Alamos National Laboratory Graduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Space and Remote Sensing group (ISR-2) in Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a Ph.D. student to join its lightning research team to support the team’s ongoing lightning observations and data analyses for in-depth lightning physics understanding. ISR-2 has recently deployed a two-station broadband radio frequency interferometric mapping and polarization observation system (BIMAP) for 3-dimensional lightning RF source location and polarization study, and the student is expected to focus on the 3-D BIMAP data analysis to advance our current understanding of lightning discharge processes. Specifically, the student is expected to:

  • Advance interferometric techniques for improved mapping resolution

  • Develop 3-D mapping algorithm based on the two spatially separated BIMAP observations

  • Develop 3-D polarization algorithm to combine the polarization measurement from the two stations

  • Analyze 3-D BIMAP results for improved understanding of lightning discharge physics

  • Report technical and scientific results in conferences and peer-reviewed journals.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited graduate degree program in physics or electric engineering disciplines.

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours (or full-time equivalent). Entering graduate students must provide documentation indicating matriculation into a graduate degree program.

  • Must currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced computer programming skills in support of scientific data acquisition and analysis;

  • RF techniques used in lightning RF observations;

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) well in a professional scientific context; and

  • Commitment to achieving results in a complex social and organizational setting.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

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Where You Will Work

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Appointment Type

GRA

GRA

Contact Details
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Email amberw@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC90974
Organization Name Intelligence & Space Research - Space and Remote Sensing
Minimum Salary
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Req ID: IRC90974
Category: Student - Graduate

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