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

June 25, 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. We develop in particular the novel global magnetospheric 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 Kelvin-Helmholtz instability at the Earth’s magnetopause, and on the associated wave activity inside the magnetosphere.
Prior knowledge of space plasma physics and numerical simulations is considered an advantage. Other useful skills include: Python, C/C++, space physics-related data analysis

We offer a position in a dynamic and international research group, with a possibility to network and to develop as a researcher. The expected start date for the position is 1st January 2020. Applications are open until 30th August 2019.

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For specifics about the position, contact Lucile Turc (lucile.turc ‘at’ Interested candidates should send their informal application, a CV, a transcript of their university grades, and a maximum of three names to act as references to the same address (lucile.turc ‘at’