PDRA in at Aberystwyth University (STFC-funded project in Solar Physics)April 2, 2019, from Huw Morgan
Grade 7, 3-yr fixed term
Closing date 02/05/2019, interviews 21/05/2019
This post requires a highly motivated person to undertake research tasks on an STFC-funded post in solar atmospheric physics. The PDRA will be a member of the Solar System Physics research group within the Physics Department at Aberystwyth, under the direct supervision of Dr. Huw Morgan (Head of Group).
The post holder will provide expertise in the analysis and interpretation of solar atmospheric measurements mainly in the extreme ultraviolet range. In particular, the project involves the development and application of a new method called time-normalized-optical-flow which reveals the faintest propagating flows in the solar atmosphere.
Applicants must have a PhD (or pending) in Solar Physics or related subject, including a suitable computer science or mathematical background if relevant to the subject of the project (e.g. optical flow methods applied to real data). The successful candidate should be fluent in computer programming: experience of the IDL programming language will be needed for this post, as well as experience of the Solarsoft library, in the context of reading and processing solar data.