Postdoctoral position (Space Physics) at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

January 8, 2020, from Caitriona Jackman

A Postdoctoral research position is available at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Section as part of a new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded Space Science team led by Dr. Caitriona Jackman.

The postdoctoral position will focus on the dynamics of Earth’s magnetosphere, specifically understanding the link between terrestrial radio emissions (including Auroral Kilometric Radiation) and the substorm cycle of dramatic energy release. The work will involve analysis of data sets from spacecraft including WIND, STEREO and Cassini, as well as indices which measure solar activity and substorm timings.

Applicants should possess (or soon expect to possess) a PhD in Space Physics or a closely related discipline. A track record of publication in areas such as: magnetospheric physics, radio science, space weather is desired, as is expertise in software programming and scientific data analysis. DIAS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified talented candidates of all genders and backgrounds.

The deadline for applications is Friday February 21st 2020 at 5pm GMT. Start date is flexible from July 2020 onwards, but no later than December 1st 2020. A contract for 2 years will be offered in the first instance, with opportunity for extension by 1 year thereafter.

For specifics about the position, contact Dr. Caitriona Jackman.


Interested candidates should apply online via The application should include: a curriculum vitae including a publication list, plus a statement of research interests and career goals. The application should also include the names of two people who can act as referees.