JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Position at UCL Mullard Space Science Lab.

March 6, 2020, from Robert Wicks

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory) to undertake research in the area of space plasma physics, with particular emphasis on studies of solar wind that are relevant to the ESA Solar Orbiter mission. UCL/MSSL is the Principal Investigator institute for the Solar Wind Analyser (SWA) suite of instruments for this mission. The post is available immediately, through to the end of March 2022 in the first instance, with a possible extension thereafter subject to obtaining funding through renewal of the post under the MSSL Solar System Research Consolidated Grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), or through additional national or international funding sources.

The Department is family friendly and applications would be welcome from applicants seeking part-time opportunities. The Department is currently applying to become an Institute of Physics Juno Practitioner, and is currently a Juno supporter. The aim of Project Juno is to recognise and reward physics departments, schools, institutes and organisations that can demonstrate they have taken action to address gender equality in physics and to encourage better practice for all staff.

The successful applicant should hold or be expected to hold a PhD in Physics or closely related discipline or have equivalent experience.

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