Research Fellow in Solar Magnetohydrodynamics (fixed-term for 3 years, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

February 28, 2020, from Professor James McLaughlin

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral research position in the area of Solar Magnetohydrodynamics. The successful candidate will conduct research relevant to understanding how stored energy can be released from magnetised plasmas via time-dependent, wave-generating magnetic reconnection. This position is funded by a grant from STFC (ST/T000384/1) and the project focuses on a comprehensive investigation into the fundamental physics of Oscillatory Reconnection (a time-dependent, wave-generating reconnection mechanism). You will work primarily with Professor James McLaughlin (PI of the grant).

You will initiate, develop and conduct high-quality research in support of the project. The project will require an understanding of MHD wave theory, magnetic reconnection and computational MHD (particular 3D numerical modelling using High Performance Computing). The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of MHD and experience of computational MHD simulations. Experience in magnetic reconnection and/or solar physics observations would also be beneficial.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor James McLaughlin on james.a.mclaughlin@northumbria.ac.uk

The successful candidate will join the Solar Physics research group. Further details about the research groups can be found here: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/mathematics-physics-and-electrical-engineering/research/solar-physics/

Salary: £35,844 – £40,322

Closing date: 22-March-2020

Official job advert website:
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/academic-3086-research-fellow

https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/academic-3086-research-fellow


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