Postdoctoral Position in Space Physics Group at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland

December 15, 2019, from Emilia Kilpua

The Space Physics Group at the Department of Physics (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/spacephysics/) is one of the leading European space physics group specialised both in observations and modelling of space plasmas. Our current research areas include physics of coronal mass ejections, their influence in the magnetospheric dynamics, as well as reconnection, shocks and particle acceleration.

We have now open a postdoctoral positions in the field of modelling and observations of the solar corona. This position is part of the H2020 EUHFORIA 2.0 consortium, led by KU Leuven. EUHFORIA is a three-dimensional, time-dependent and data-driven space weather model targeted for near-real time forecasting. The postdoc is in responsible of the development of global coronal magnetic field models (based on our existing codes) for EUHFORIA and determining properties of solar eruptions using solar observations to constrain EUHFORIA’s flux rope models. The candidate should have a solid knowledge in space plasma physics as well as coding experience (e.g., Python). The other useful skills include expertise in coronal observations. The position is for about 2.5 years depending on the starting date.

We offer a position in a dynamic and international research group, with a possibility to network and to develop as a researcher. We are leading a Finnish Centre of Excellence (www.helsinki.fi/sustainable-space). As our Centre of Excellence also builds and launches CubeSats establishing new technologies with cutting edge scientific payloads, our community extends from space physics to space technology and entrepreneurial startups.

The position can start as soon as possible. The position is open until filled.

Interested candidates should send their informal application, CV, list of publications, and maximum of three names to act as references to Associate Professor Emilia Kilpua (emilia.kilpua ‘at’ helsinki.fi).


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