University of Glasgow – PDRA position in Solar Physics

March 20, 2019, from Iain Hannah

The following position is available at the University of Glasgow, funded from June 2019 to the end of 2020, with an application deadline of 24 April 2019. This project is funded by the Royal Society and is looking at DEM analysis of the solar atmosphere using EUV/X-ray data, as well as some code development. So candidates should have good knowledge of working with astronomical data in IDL and/or Python.

To apply, follow the link below, or using ref 024911.

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Job Purpose

You will contribute to a project (Probing the Multi-thermal Solar Atmosphere) working with Dr Iain Hannah. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the astronomical data analysis, particularly of the Sun. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6/7, £28,660 – £32,236 / £35,210 – £39,610 per annum.

This post is full time at 35 hours per week with funding up to 19 months in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

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We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

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