Postdoc at UNH in High-Energy Atmospheric Physics

Post Doctoral Research Scientist Position in High-Energy Atmospheric Physics

University of New Hampshire

 Department of Physics &

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS)


The lightning research group in the Department of Physics and the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a postdoctoral research scientist position in the field of high-energy atmospheric physics.  The main responsibility of this position is to develop numerical models and conduct simulations to study terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs), x-ray emissions from lightning and runaway electron production within our atmosphere.  We seek candidates with experience in modeling energetic particle transport, discharges, fluids and/or plasmas.  A PhD in physics or related fields is required.  The initial appointment will be for one year with possible renewal for two additional years.

Review of complete applications will commence on December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Prof. Joseph R. Dwyer at Applicants should submit their application electronically as a single PDF document in the following order – cover letter including a summary of research experience, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references – to

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs ( UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. The Department of Physics confers both undergraduate (B.A., B.S.) and graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) degrees and currently includes 26 faculty members. EOS is the largest research institute at UNH, with more than 275 faculty, staff and students.

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.