Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, DC) – Solar and Heliospheric Physics Postdoctoral Fellowships

August 2, 2018, from Richard Morton

The Naval Research Laboratory at Washington, DC seeks qualified applicants for postdoctoral fellowships in the Solar and Heliospheric Physics Branch of the Space Science Division.  Research activities of the Branch include observational, data analysis, and theoretical investigations of a wide range of solar-terrestrial phenomena.

This opportunity emphasizes several research areas: (1) the application of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations to understanding the structure and evolution of solar magnetic fields, (2) observational studies relating the properties of the magnetic field to the heating of the solar atmosphere, and (3) the modeling and analysis of observations of the inner heliosphere from the Parker Solar Probe mission.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated skill in writing scientific papers and giving presentations at scientific meetings. A background in solar physics is preferred, but not required.  The target start date is early 2019.

Interested applicants should email a curriculum vitae to Dr. Mark Linton (mark.linton at ) or Dr. Harry Warren (harry.warren at before September 15, 2018.

The mechanism for this postdoctoral fellowship is the NRC-NRL Research Associateship program. The annual stipend level for this program is currently $79,720.  This program is open to US citizens and US permanent residents who have held a doctorate less than five years at the start of the fellowship.  Students who are nearing completion of their doctorate are also encouraged to apply, but the fellowship cannot begin until the degree has been granted. Selected applicants will work with an advisor from NRL on an application to the NRC program. The deadline for this application is November 1, 2018.

NRL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Information on the NRC program is available here