Research Assistant/Associate in Space Plasma Physics, Imperial College London

April 29, 2019, from Tim Horbury

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant / Associate position within the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group of the Department of Physics. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the newest measurements from the inner solar system, investigating the fundamental processes that form and accelerate the solar wind.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission launched in August 2018 and has already made measurements closer to the Sun than ever before: Professor Tim Horbury is a team member of the FIELDS and SWEAP instruments and has access to the latest data. In addition, the magnetic field investigation of ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission, due for launch in February 2020 and which will travel to 60 solar radii and take simultaneous remote sensing and in situ measurements, was built at Imperial College.

You will analyse data from both these missions, with the aim of investigating transient events in the solar wind, sources of the wind and fundamental processes such as turbulence and shocks.

The position is available for a fixed term of 2 years with the possibility of extension and is available to start as soon as possible. The closing date is 29 May 2019.

For further information please see or contact Tim Horbury, . or