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

April 1, 2019, from Lucile Turc

The Space Physics Group of the University of Helsinki 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 combining observations and models.

We are now opening a doctoral student position. The research of the PhD student will focus on the dynamics of the Earth’s radiation belts. Prior knowledge of space plasma physics and numerical simulations is considered an advantage. Other useful skills include: Python, C/C++.

We offer a position in a dynamic and international research group, with a possibility to network and to develop as a researcher. The position is available immediately. Applications are open until 30 April 2019.

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For specifics about the position, contact Professor Minna Palmroth (minna.palmroth ‘at’ Interested candidates should send their informal application, CV, and a maximum of three names to act as references to Hanna.Partio ‘at’, and cc: minna.palmroth ‘at’ the above addresses, before 30 April 2019.