Postdoctoral Research Associate at Durham University

September 15, 2020, from Natasha Jeffrey

We are advertising an 18 month position for a postdoctoral researcher in the department of mathematical sciences at Durham university. The role is funded by the American Air force and is co-supervised by Dr Christopher Prior at Durham university and Dr David MacTaggart at Glasgow university. The closing date for applications is October 11th, ideally starting soon afterwards.

The role concerns the development of a predictive method for coronal active region eruptions, using a combination of numerical magnetic flux emergence studies and observed topological inputs (magnetic helicity and magnetic winding). The role will involve the development and execution of numerical simulations charting the rise of magnetic flux ropes from the upper convection zone into the solar corona. This modelling will be coupled with analysis of magnetogram data to predict what can be inferred about the structure of the emerging magnetic field.

For more information, see the job description or contact Dr Christopher Prior.