Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in Heliospheric Physics and Radiation Belt Physics at University of Reading. Closing Date: 21 Feb

January 10, 2018, from Richard Morton

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in Heliospheric Physics and Radiation Belt Physics at University of Reading. Closing Date: 21 Feb

We seek two post-doctoral researchers to join the Space and Atmospheric Electricity Group (SPATE) in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading to work on projects funded by the University of Reading STFC “Solar System Science” Consolidated Grant. SPATE undertakes research in the physics of Space Weather and Planetary Science, with a strong emphasis on cross-disciplinary work that links the Sun through the heliosphere to Earth and other planets.

For the Heliospheric Physics post, the post-holder will analyse in-situ spacecraft data to determine how different heliospheric magnetic field topologies are created and destroyed close to the Sun. Models of solar and coronal phenomena will be used to relate these small-scale processes to solar magnetic cycles. For informal enquiries regarding this post, please contact Prof Matt Owens (m.j.owens@reading.ac.uk).

For the Radiation Belt Physics post, the project would benefit most from the skills of a space plasma physicist with research interests in the generation and propagation of electromagnetic waves, wave-particle interactions and energetic particle dynamics. We welcome applications from strongly-motivated individuals who would like to join the Radiation Belt group here at Reading. Our group uses data analysis, empirical modelling and physics-based modelling to understand the variability of Earth’s Outer Radiation Belt and we seek a post-doctoral researcher to complement and extend these activities. For informal enquiries regarding this post, please contact Dr Clare Watt (c.e.watt@reading.ac.uk)

In addition to the research activities mentioned above, towards the end of the project there will be the opportunity to contribute towards the next 3-year STFC Consolidated Grant application.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs. The School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award in 2010, renewed in 2014 and 2017, in recognition of its good employment practices in relation to women working in science, engineering and technology.

For full particulars of each position, person specifications, and instructions for how to apply, please visit:
https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=2519
https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=2517


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