Post Doctoral Position at IUCAA, Pune, India

May 23, 2018, from Durgesh Tripathi

The Solar Physics Group at IUCAA invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The successful candidates will primarily work on the observations and MHD simulations including forward modelling of transient phenomena such as active region transient brightenings and jets in the solar atmosphere. For observations, data from space missions such as the Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer (IRIS), Hinode, and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shall be used. Whereas, for simulations, we shall be using the PLUTO code. Experience with emission line spectroscopy will be an advantage.

The IUCAA solar group’s ongoing research concentrates on heating and dynamics of solar active regions from imaging and spectroscopic observations, MHD waves in the solar atmosphere, dynamics of solar prominences and initiation of CMEs. IUCAA currently hosts the Max-Planck partner group of Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Goettingen. In addition, we are the PI institute for the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) onboard Aditya-L1 mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) that will be launched in 2020. SUIT will be observing the Sun between 200-400 nm and will be providing full disk continuous observations of the Sun from the L1 point. There will also be a possibility of joining the effort towards building SUIT by working on the data-pipeline, calibration plan etc.

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