Lecturer in Space Plasma Physics

November 12, 2018, from Tim Horbury

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Space Plasma Physics in the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group within the Space, Plasma and Climate section (SPC) of the Department of Physics. We are seeking a scientist with an active, personal commitment to both innovative research and teaching. The appointee is expected to plan, direct and undertake a research programme of international repute in one or more areas of space plasma physics.
The Group has 16 academic staff with a broad range of scientific interests, including climate physics, Earth observation, planetary science and space plasma physics. Within the area of space plasma physics, active areas of research include kinetic plasma processes such as shocks and reconnection; solar wind structures on small and large scales; plasma turbulence; and magnetohydrodynamic simulations. The Group has a long-standing and successful instrumentation programme with a specialisation in magnetometers and has had Principal Investigator hardware involvement in the Ulysses, Cluster, Rosetta and Cassini missions. It is also the Principal Investigating institution for the magnetometer on the upcoming Solar Orbiter mission and has scientific involvement in the Parker Solar Probe mission; the inner heliosphere will therefore be a growing area of interest in the coming years. You will work in this area and complement the expertise of the existing academic staff but could have a specialisation in data analysis, simulation, theory or a combination of all three.

Closing date 6 January 2019

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Tim Horbury, by phone (+44) 020 7594 7676 or by email to t.horbury@imperial.ac.uk.

For more information see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT00313/lecturer-space-plasma-physics