VACANCY AT LANCASTER UNIVERSITY: 3-year Research Associate post in space weather impacts

October 12, 2017, from Richard Morton

Dear colleagues,

We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to join the “Space Weather Impacts on Ground-based Systems (SWIGS)” project. SWIGS is supported by a £3.8 million Highlight Topic grant awarded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to a collaboration of 10 UK universities and research institutions. Working with a comprehensive network of industry stakeholders, the objective of SWIGS is to upgrade existing or create new models that relate geomagnetically induced currents in power, pipe and railway networks to ionospheric, magnetospheric and space weather conditions.

This three-year post will be based in the Space and Planetary Physics group in the Physics Department at Lancaster University, working in close collaboration with the Mathematics and Statistics Department. You will therefore work with diverse research teams including space physicists exploiting ground-based instruments and space missions to study the ionospheres and magnetospheres of Earth and the other planets, and statisticians developing statistical methodology to understand the behaviour of extreme events in real-life environmental applications.

Anyone interested should visit for more details. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8 November 2017.

Best regards,