GNSS Radio Occultation Specialist

Department of Physics

Employment Opportunity #275-22.23



Closing Date: March 14, 2023 at 4:30 PM





We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.








Full-Time | Term Ending April 30, 2024 | Fredericton | Hybrid













Standard Work Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week




Salary Range:

$48,524.00 - $63,081.00 per annum



Subject to Budgetary Approval.


Why Choose UNB?




UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we're proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work-from-home options.








Reporting to the Research Scientist, the GNSS Radio Occultation Specialist will be responsible for processing and analysis of satellite-based GNSS measurements for validation and enhancement of CHAIN models. They will work closely with RSPL research scientists and technicians in this capacity.
































  • Masters of Science in Physics.
  • 1-year experience in the collection and analysis of ionospheric GNSS data.
  • 1-year experience in ionospheric model development.
  • 1-year experience in the dissemination of scientific research results.


Additional Strengths








  • Excellent working knowledge of ionospheric physics, including formation/loss mechanisms, electrodynamic behaviour, and plasma instabilities impacting the ionospheric structure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.








The Radio and Space Physics Laboratory (RSPL) is a research unit within the UNB Department of Physics, located in the IUC Physics and Administration Building. RSPL manages and operates the Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Network (CHAIN), an instrument array that monitors the atmosphere and space weather phenomena in the Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic. In addition to CHAIN operation and management, RSPL uses CHAIN measurements to conduct scientific research and develop operational models for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) users, high frequency (HF) radio communication systems, and radar systems such as Over-the-Horizon-Radar (OTHR), in order to facilitate and optimize operations of these systems.




This position is part of the PSAC, Local 60551 employee group and falls under the PTSU Collective Agreement.



UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.






The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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