Research Fellow (Solar Orbiter SWA Operations Team)

August 23, 2019, from Suzanne Winter

We seek to appoint an individual to join the Operations team for the Solar Wind Analyser (SWA) Investigation on the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter Mission. SWA is a suite of 3 scientific sensors, serviced by a central DPU, to detect charged particles in the solar wind close to the Sun. The post-holder will assume a central role in the SWA Operations team based in the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory, MSSL) at University College London (UCL). The team is responsible for all SWA commanding, data handling, calibration and archiving, and instrument health monitoring activities during the ~10yr lifetime of the mission, currently scheduled for launch in February 2020. This will involve close collaboration with existing team members, the ESA Science Operations Centre in Madrid, Mission Operations Centre teams in Germany and SWA partners in Rome, Toulouse, Texas and Michigan.

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Informal enquiries should be made to Chris Owen (
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