Los Alamos National Laboratory Post Master Internship in Auroral Physics and Communication Impacts in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory is searching for a post Master intern to join the Space and Remote Sensing group (ISR-2). The Intelligence and Space Research Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is inviting applications for a one-year post Master internship.
As a post Master intern, you will join a team studying the science of auroral ionospheric disruptions and HF/VHF Signal Impacts as observed on the ground and in space. This project will utilize a range of novel ionospheric measurements including observations by the e-POP sensor suite aboard the CASSIOPE satellite. Measurements of interest include e-POP’s (i) Coherent EM Radio Tomography (CER), measuring radio propagation and ionospheric scintillation, (ii) Radio Receiver Instrument (RRI), measuring radio wave propagation, and (iii) Suprathermal Electron Imager (SEI), measuring low-energy electron distribution. These on-orbit observations will be combined with a variety of ground-based ionospheric observations, in particular measurements by the EISCAT ionospheric radar at Svalbard, Norway as well as strategic measurements of SuperDARN radar pulses. Other relevant observations may include riometer measurements of auroral events and polar cap absorption, GOES observations of solar energetic particles, and on-orbit measurements of VHF absorption from serendipitous arctic lightning using a unique LANL Radio Frequency Sensor (RFS) that will be launched this calendar year in geosynchronous orbit.
The position is located in Los Alamos, NM.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Programming Skills: Strong programming skills and the ability to work in the Linux environment are essential.
Communication: Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Work Ethic: Should be self-motivated, comfortable, and confident working independently.
Education/Experience :A Masters of Science completed within the last 3 years and graduating with a GPA of 3.2 in Physics, Mathematics, Atmospheric Science, Space Physics, Plasma Physics, Computational Chemistry, Radio Communications, or a closely related field is required.
Familiarity with ionospheric/atmospheric dynamics; upper atmospheric structures, plasma instabilities and variability
Understanding of ionospheric radio propagation and communication modeling, specifically for high-latitude disruptions
Experience with ionospheric data collected at Svalbard, Norway, especially EISCAT radar observations and measurements of SuperDARN radar signals.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC84535
Organization Name ISR-2/Intelligence & Space Research - Space and Remote Sensing
Req ID: IRC84535
Category: Student - Post Master