Research Fellow in Solar Physics – Queen’s University BelfastFebruary 19, 2020, from Francis Keenan
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position in Solar Physics, available for up to 3 years in the first instance. The post, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is located in the Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) of the School of Mathematics and Physics.
The successful candidate will work on the development, testing and validation of computer algorithms for the analysis of faint, high-frequency signals from total solar eclipse and other solar observations, and the application of these algorithms to solar datasets from a range of facilities. Datasets will include observations for the August 2017 total solar eclipse in the USA, plus those from a planned total eclipse campaign in South America in December 2020, as well as other high-frequency data from the Dunn Solar Telescope, Swedish Solar Telescope and Daniel K Inouye Telescope (DKIST), which obtained first-light in late 2019. The successful candidate will also attend the eclipse campaign in December 2020. He/she will be responsible for contributing to project deliverables in a timely fashion.
The Solar Physics Group is a vibrant, highly productive research team within ARC, currently comprising 5 academic staff, 3 postdoctoral researchers and 6 PhD students. Group members make extensive use of a wide range of solar satellites and ground-based telescopes, along with image reconstruction techniques for the analysis of ground-based solar observations.
Applicants must have a PhD in Solar Physics completed by the time of taking up the post. Experience is essential in the reduction and analysis of observations of the solar atmosphere obtained using ground- and/or satellite-based instrumentation.
An application pack for the post, containing further details and guidelines on how to submit your application online, is available at:
under post reference 20/108134.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr David Jess (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Salary: £33,797 – £39,152 per annum.
Closing date: 4.00 pm, 16th March 2020