Postdoc in solar physics at PMOD/WRC and ETH-Zurich

April 25, 2019, from Louise Harra

The main duties are to undertake original research in the area of solar physics. Specifically, the topic will be on understanding sources of the solar wind, such as regions of upflowing plasma in active regions or jets. The research will lead towards the science of the ESA Solar Orbiter mission which is due to be launched in February 2020. PMOD/WRC are involved in two instruments onboard (the EUV imagers, and the EUV spectrometer, SPICE), and it is now timely to focus research this topic. There are also opportunities to work with data from the new 4m telescope DKIST that will have first light at the end of 2019. It is expected that you will communicate the results through regular publication of high-impact journals and presentations at conferences. You should collaborate actively within the Solar Orbiter team to prepare for the imminent, new scientific opportunities. Due to the international importance of the science from this new mission, there will be opportunities for career advancement both within Switzerland and across Europe and the US in particular.

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