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Assistant Project Scientist

Recruitment Period

Open September 9th, 2020 through Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Assistant Project Scientist is to assist with satellite science operations and provide science data product creation, curation and processing for the NASA ELFIN (Electron Losses and Fields INvestigation) and THEMIS (Timed History of Events and Macroscale Interactions During Substorms) missions. ELFIN and THEMIS study space weather with a suite of scientific instruments. Under the guidance and close supervision of the PI, mission scientists and staff the candidate will develop processing routines for calibrating, storing and accessing the instrument data and support scientists in the correct analysis and interpretation of the data. These functions are all critical to the success of the missions.

PhD in a science related discipline or related field is required.

Please apply by October 10, 2020 by submitting your CV, cover letter, diversity statement, and a statement of research interests and experience. Applications will be received via the UC Recruit website at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 required (contact information only)