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)
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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Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC90974
Organization Name Intelligence & Space Research - Space and Remote Sensing
Req ID: IRC90974
Category: Student - Graduate