JOB OPENING: A PhD Student Position in Space Physics Group at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland

November 19, 2018, from Minna Palmroth

The Space Physics Group at the Department of Physics is a leading European space physics group specialised both in observations and modelling of space plasmas. For example, we develop the novel global hybrid-Vlasov simulation Vlasiator and have a strong focus on solar eruptions both in observations and using modelling.

We are now opening a doctoral student position. The research of the PhD student will focus on modeling of suprathermal populations in the solar corona and solar wind. Prior knowledge in any of the following areas is considered an advantage: Kinetic plasma physics, physics of the solar corona and solar wind, gyrokinetic theory, closure relations in fluid models of plasmas. Other useful skills include: Python, C/C++, supercomputer environments.

We offer a position in a dynamic and international research group, with a possibility to network and to develop as a researcher. The positions are available immediately. The positions are open until they are filled.

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For specifics about the position, contact Professor Minna Palmroth (minna.palmroth ‘at’ and Associate Professor Emilia Kilpua (emilia.kilpua ‘at’ Interested candidates should send their informal application, CV, list of publications, and a maximum of three names to act as references to the above addresses.