PDRA at Imperial College, Global Magnetospheric Modelling

September 19, 2019, from Jonathan Eastwood

Post-doctoral Research Assistant/Associate in Global Magnetospheric Modelling
Imperial College London, Space and Atmospheric Physics, working with Dr. Jonathan Eastwood

Deadline 11-October-2019


Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate within the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group of the Department of Physics. You will be required to perform, analyse and interpret high performance computer simulations of the Earth’s magnetosphere using global modelling (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/space-and-atmospheric-physics/research/areas/space-weather/). The primary aim of the work is to better understand the behaviour of the solar wind magnetosphere interaction during space weather events. The work will focus on modelling the magnetospheric and ionospheric conditions that are associated with strong geomagnetically induced currents on the surface of the Earth. The work will involve using a variety of computer simulation codes developed in the physics department at Imperial College together with high performance computing services including Imperial’s CX1 system and the NERC ARCHER system. The work will be performed in the context of a NERC-funded consortium led by the British Geological Survey (SWIGS http://swigs.bgs.ac.uk/) whose goal is to radically improve our understanding of how space weather affects ground-based technology through the production of geomagnetically induced currents.

For questions or queries please contact jonathan.eastwood@imperial.ac.uk