JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Position in the Space Physics Group of the University of Helsinki, Finland

February 28, 2020, from Lucile Turc

The Space Physics group of the University of Helsinki is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of magnetospheric physics. This 2-year position is part of a research project funded by the University of Helsinki to investigate the transmission of ULF fluctuations from the solar wind to the magnetosphere. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and the scientific analysis of the global hybrid-Vlasov model Vlasiator, developed in our research group. The candidate should hold a PhD in space plasma physics or a related field, and have some experience with numerical simulations. Other useful skills include Python, C/C++, and spacecraft 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 Space Physics Group at the University of Helsinki is one of the leading European space physics groups specialised both in observations and modelling of space plasmas. Our current research areas include physics of coronal mass ejections, their influence on magnetospheric dynamics, as well as reconnection, shocks and particle acceleration. We are also leading a Finnish Centre of Excellence (FORESAIL,, which builds and launches CubeSats.

The expected starting date for the position is in summer 2020. Applications are open until 31st March 2020.

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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 list of publication and a maximum of three names to act as references to the same address (lucile.turc ‘at’