2-year PDRA position at Aberystwyth University: EMPSOL project- Closing date: 17 March 2021

March 3, 2021, from Marianna Korsos

This post requires a motivated person to undertake research on the EMPSOL: An empirical solution to space weather forecasting project. This project, through novel and unique analysis methods applied to coronagraph (and other) data, aims to improve the forecasting of both the quiescent solar wind and potentially hazardous space weather conditions at Earth. The work will involve applying novel image processing and analysis methods to derive the 3D kinematics, and other characteristics, of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) near the Sun, and comparing these to direct measurements of the CME by spacecraft. The project, as well as aiming to improve space weather forecasting, also seeks more fundamental questions, such as why some CMEs have more impact on Earth than others. The main day-to-day role of this post is to conduct research on the main aspects of this project, to analyse and interpret results, and prepare publications. This requires good computer coding skills for improving existing data analysis codes, developing new software, and modifying existing solar wind models. The successful candidate will work within a thriving Solar System Physics research group specialising in solar physics and space weather, and will contribute to the group’s meetings, seminars, and public engagement activities. The position will involve some teaching within the Physics department during term time (e.g. lab demonstrating, workshop supervising, totalling 15% of time over a year).

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Huw Morgan at hmorgan@aber.ac.uk

Closing date: 17 March 2021

Further details: https://jobs.aber.ac.uk/en/vacancy/postdoctoral-research-assistant-empsol-project-435711.html