Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Magnetohydrodynamics/Solar Physics at the University of DundeeJanuary 31, 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:
The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of MHD and solar physics and will have extensive experience in either one or both of the following: (i) computational MHD/hydrodynamics, (ii) mathematical modelling of plasmas or fluids. Experience in 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 April 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
Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof David Pontin firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 28th February