Solar Orbiter SPICE and EUI instrument scientist at PMOD/WRC

October 23, 2019, from Louise Harra

Solar Orbiter is designed to understand how the Sun influences its environment by the creation and propagation of solar wind into interplanetary space. Solar Orbiter will be close enough to the Sun to sample this solar wind shortly after it has been ejected from the solar surface, while at the same time observing in great detail the process accelerating the wind on the Sun’s surface. It will be launched on 5th February 2020 from Cape Canaveral. The instrument scientist role involves scientific planning and operations, calibration, cross-facility coordination leading to research in the mission data. The position can start from November 2019, and will be for one year in the first instance.

The position is based at PMOD/WRC (https://www.pmodwrc.ch) in Davos. Founded in 1907, PMOD/WRC is concerned with the study of solar radiation and its effect on the Earth’s climate. PMOD/WRC has been involved in space instrumentation since the 1980s. It has been involved in the build of two instruments on the Solar Orbiter mission – the Extreme-Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) and the Spectral Imaging of the Coronal Environment (SPICE). EUI is a suite of imaging telescopes to observe the solar atmosphere, and SPICE is an imaging spectrometer.

Person specification: it is expected that the candidate will have a PhD in solar physics or a related area.

Application process: candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a publication list), and a brief (< 1 page) summary of their expected research program with Solar Orbiter. Please send your application to PMODWRC Office Team Team-Office@pmodwrc.ch.

The deadline for applications is 11th November 2019.

Further details are given below. If you have any questions regarding the job, then contact Louise Harra at louise.harra@pmodwrc.ch

PMOD/WRC is an equal opportunity employer.


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