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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Phil Scherrer

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Scherrer, Phil
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Hoeksema, Todd
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Hansen Lab
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
3 years with possibility for extension
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Send applications to Haruko Makitani,

The Solar Observatories Group at Stanford University invites applications for postdoctoral positions at the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory. Your research work will focus on analysis of observations made by the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) instrument on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), including magnetograms, Dopplergrams, and vector magnetic field, as well as data from other solar instruments. Modelers whose research supports such data analysis or data improvements are also welcome to apply. You will work with HMI science-team members to investigate the structure and dynamics of the Sun’s magnetic field, the Sun’s interior structure, and flow fields, in support of the goals of the NASA-sponsored SDO/HMI investigation. Information about the HMI project can be found at
These will be 3-year fixed-term positions with a possibility for extension based on performance and the availability of funding. Applications received by May 15, 2021 will be given immediate consideration.

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD or equivalent in Astrophysics or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with solar data analysis
  • Can contribute to proposals for new research
  • Have a strong publication record
  • Have interest in working with students
Required Application Materials: 
  • A complete CV
  • One-page statement of research interests
  • Names of three references


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.