Research Fellow in Space Plasma Physics at University College London

January 29, 2021, from Suzanne Winter

The Space Plasma Physics group at the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory) is at the forefront of space plasma physics research in the UK. We seek to appoint a scientifically productive Research Fellow to undertake research in the general area of magnetospheric physics but with emphasis on the magnetospheric substorm.

This project is expected to utilise state-of-the-art data from the ESA Cluster and NASA THEMIS, Van Allen Probes and MMS missions, along with data from ground-based observatories and auroral observations. The post is available until 31st March 2022 with a possible extension subject to funding availability through the Solar System Research Consolidated Grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), or through additional national or international funding sources.

The applicant will be expected and encouraged to participate in wider group scientific activities including preparations for future space plasma research missions. The Space Plasma Physics group supports and encourages participation in public engagement, outreach and community service with the level of commitment agreed between the post-holder and their line manager. Access to Continuing Professional Development is also provided. This post also offers the opportunity for participation at relevant national consortium meetings and international conferences and workshops.


Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Colin Forsyth (

For the job description and person specification can be found on the following link. Applications should be completed on line .

However if you are having difficulty accessing the on-line recruitment system please contact Suzanne Winter ( for advice.

Please note this vacancy ends at 23:59hrs on 3 March 2021