Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Magnetohydrodynamics/Solar Physics at the University of Dundee

June 15, 2019, from David Pontin

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral research position in the area of Solar Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). The position is available to work on a project within an STFC consolidated grant. The project aims to assess the contribution of interchange reconnection to accelerating and structuring slow solar wind. This will involve analysis of the 3D magnetic field topology of the Sun’s corona and designing and performing large-scale MHD simulations of interchange reconnection processes.

The project will be carried out in the MHD group at the University of Dundee, and in collaboration with colleagues at Durham University and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Further details about our group in Dundee can be found here:
http://www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/mhd/

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of MHD and solar physics and will have experience of computational MHD/hydrodynamics. Experience in mathematical modelling of plasmas or fluids and/or solar physics observations would also be beneficial. Applicants must hold a PhD in solar physics, plasma physics or applied mathematics by the start of the project.

The position is available for three years, with earliest start date being August 1st 2019. The starting salary will be on Grade 7 of the UK Universities’ pay scale, around GBP 32-35K, depending on experience.

For further details, or to make an application, please go to https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPW695/postdoctoral-research-assistant-in-solar-magnetohydrodynamics

Closing date: 8th July 2019. Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof David Pontin (d.i.pontin@dundee.ac.uk) or Prof Gunnar Hornig (g.hornig@dundee.ac.uk).

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPW695/postdoctoral-research-assistant-in-solar-magnetohydrodynamics


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