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Kyoto University, Astronomical Observatory –Postdoctoral Position

Just to bring to everyone in the UKSP community’s attention the following jobs available in Kyoto. Sorry for the large number of details, there doesn’t seem to be a website I can just link you to.

There are 3 Postdoctoral researcher posts available at the Astronomical Observatory, Kyoto University for people to work at one of Okayama Observatory, Hida Observatory or based in Kyoto University to work on either instrumentation, solar or stellar observations, or astrophysical MHD.

Applicants should send as a pdf file by e-mail to with “Subject:” of “Application for Postdoctoral fellow” the following documents:
(a) A cover letter with information on the applicant’s name, contact address, applying position, preferable working location,
(b) CV (If you have taken a leave(s) such as for maternity, childcare, and/or family care, please indicate it in your curriculum vitae. We will consider it when assessing your performance.),
(c) summary of previous studies in 1 page and research plan in 1 page
(d) publication list and off-prints of major papers
Submission deadline: 23:59 JST on December 27, Tuesday, 2022

For full details of the job posting, please contact Prof. Takaaki Yokoyama (… continue to the full article

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Postdoc Positions at Queen Mary University of London

We are advertising up to two postdoc positions to work in Dr Christopher Chen’s UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) team on the research programme “Exploring New Regions of Space: Fundamentals and Impacts of Astrophysical Plasma Turbulence”. The project involves spacecraft data analysis, lab plasma experiments, theory & simulation, and space weather research, so applicants with expertise in any of these areas (and interest in getting involved in the others) are encouraged. The research aims are to understand turbulence as a fundamental process in space/lab/astrophysics, the role it plays in controlling the dynamics of these systems, and modelling its effects in space weather. The FLF offers extensive dedicated career support for all team members.

The Space & Astrophysical Plasmas group at QMUL has a strong track record, going back to the pioneering work of Vincenzo Ferraro in the 1950s, and is part of the Astronomy Unit, which also hosts other leading research groups in Cosmology & Relativity and Extrasolar Planets & Planet Formation, with its members taking key roles in major international projects. The Astronomy Unit is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, within the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences. In the UK’s most recent national research assessment (2021 REF), 98% of the Department’s research was rated internationally excellent and world leading (3*/4*). The School runs comprehensive undergraduate and masters taught programmes in Physics and Astrophysics, maintains a successful PhD research training programme, and undertakes an extensive range of outreach activities.

For more information about these positions and to apply, please see:

The deadline for applications is 18th December 2022.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Christopher Chen (… continue to the full article

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Research Fellow in Solar Wind Origins at UCL/MSSL

A postdoctoral position has become available at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London focussed on performing scientific research into the origins, evolution and fundamental processes of the solar wind. The successful applicant will be expected to perform scientific investigations using the state-of-the-art EUI and SWA data which are being collected by MSSL’s PI/Co-PI instruments on Solar Orbiter (launched in February 2020), together with other relevant datasets from other instruments on the mission, and from other relevant missions and observatories where appropriate. The post is initially funded until 31 March 2025 under the Consolidated Grant award from UKRI/STFC, with an application deadline of 1st December.

More details and application material for this post can be found on UCL’s recruitment website:

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr. David Long (, Prof. Christopher J. Owen (, and/or Prof. Andrew Fazakerley (… continue to the full article

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Postdoctoral Positions in Solar Physics at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Solar Physics and Space Weather Group within the Astronomy & Astrophysics Section of Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. The Section is a vibrant and inclusive community of researchers working on solar physics, space weather, planetary science, star formation, and high-energy astrophysics.

– 1-year scholarship working on solar data processing for Deadline to apply is 2 December 2022, check for details.

– 3-year fellowship working on deep learning for flare forecasting. Deadline to apply is 16 December 2022, check for details.… continue to the full article

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Imperial College London/ Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellows

Imperial-X is a new research initiative at Imperial College London that aims to develop novel approaches for research, teaching and innovation by harnessing the potential of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and digital technologies.

A number of research themes have been developed within Imperial-X, including Imperial-X in Space The goal of this initiative, led by Dr. Jonathan Eastwood, Prof. Tom Pike, and Prof. Julie McCann, is to harness the power of AI and ML to ensure the future of space is sustainable, safe, and secure.

In this context, I am very pleased to announce that Imperial-X has secured over 130 years of independent fellowship time devoted to AI in Science over the next 6 years, part of a Schmidt Futures supported program. For more details about the fellowships and definitions of AI, Science etc please see:, and for more background information about the overall programme please see:

Imperial will be recruiting 10 fellows at research associate level to start a 12-month position in the new year (application deadline 27 November 2022) and is recruiting a cohort of 20 fellows (2 year positions) to start in September 2023 (application deadline 8 December 2022). The adverts are available here:

As part of the Imperial-X in Space initiative, we are requesting expressions of interest in applying for these fellowships, in order to identify appropriate mentors and internal support. These positions are aimed at someone who has a track record of using machine learning and artificial intelligence to advance scientific understanding, and we are seeking individuals who can use these skills to catalyse progress in key questions relating to the issues of space safety and sustainability. Of particular interest is the study of space physics and space weather.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email with a CV, publication list, and a brief one-page description of your proposed programme of research by Tuesday 15 November.… continue to the full article

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Mission Systems Engineer in Future Programmes at Airbus

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technical/Systems Engineer to join Airbus Defence & Space working on future Space Science missions at our site in Stevenage, UK.

You will be joining the Future Programmes team responsible for proposals, typically to ESA or other Agencies, and subsequent development of overall mission/systems design in feasibility and Phase A/B1 studies for future Space Science/EO missions. You will take a leading role in the development of mission concepts and architectures, and work with the team to develop overall business strategies within Airbus.

Curious about what this entails? To apply, copy and paste this link into your browser:

You can also contact for more information

Your Tasks & Responsibilities:
• Generating new mission concepts
• System performance modelling
• Development of mission and spacecraft designs
• Leading and contributing to proposals
• Leading related R&D activities and carrying out R&D studies and developments
• Managing customer studies e.g. for ESA

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking. Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

Desired Skills and Experience:
• Educated at degree level in Physics, Mathematics or Aerospace engineering
• Experience of Space Missions and/or related instrumentation
• Ability to think at systems level and to look at problems from first principles
• Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred, but not essential

Not a 100% match? No worries! Airbus supports your personal growth with customized development solutions.

What Airbus Can Offer You:
• A competitive salary with annual profit share
• An ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave
• Very strong, very real career development options across our transnational, market leading company
• A hybrid working pattern of 2 to 3 days per week in the office and 2 to 3 days remotely
• Flexible hours – 37 per week with no core hours on Friday afternoon… continue to the full article

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SOLARNET – 7th Call – Mobility Programme for Young and Experienced Researchers

The SOLARNET Mobility Evaluation Committee (MEC) is pleased to announce the 7th Call for Proposals of Mobility Programme of Young and Experienced Researchers (Application deadline: November 30th, 2022).

SOLARNET ( aims to integrate the major European research infrastructures in the field of high-resolution solar physics, in order to promote networking activities and coordinated research and development. In this regard, EC funds will be used to support 1-3 months research stays for early-stage researchers and 2-3 weeks stays for experienced researchers.

Detailed information about the programme can be found at the SOLARNET webpage: The application form is available online:

The research stays are to be carried out within the period March 1st – August 31st, 2023. Applicants will be expected to send a motivation letter, a CV and a brief summary of the proposed work. They are encouraged to contact the host institution in advance to produce this summary in liaison with them.

In order to promote the gender equality in science, SOLARNET strongly encourages young women astronomers to apply.… continue to the full article

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3 permanent academic positions at Northumbria University

Northumbria University is a research-intensive modern University, ranked 23rd in the UK for Research Power in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021). The Faculty of Engineering and Environment has relevant existing research strengths in Solar and Space Physics, Optical Communications, Quantum and Molecular Photonics, Photovoltaics, Electrical Power, Artificial Intelligence and Data Intensive Science, Earth observation, and Geography. Within the Faculty, the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering has recently been successful with significant funding for space technology research from the UK Space Agency, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a high-profile industrial partner, and the Office for Students. Therefore, we are now making a significant strategic investment to hire staff to enhance and expand our expertise in space-related technology.

This strategic investment provides the opportunity for multiple appointments across academic grades, including the potential to establish a small research group. There are adverts for Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Lecturer level appointments in the links below, which include instructions for how to apply.–associate-professor-in-space-technology–lecturer-in-space-technology

We are looking for applicants with expertise in the design and development of novel instrumentation to complement and enhance the Faculty’s strengths in one or more of the areas of: laser systems, earth observation, solar and space physics, and active experiments in space. We also welcome applications in other areas of space-related technology. Interest in bringing technology to the level of space mission involvement through the UK Space Agency, European Space Agency or other international opportunities is encouraged, as well as connections with industry.

The deadline for applications is 10th November 2022. For informal enquiries please email Robert Wicks or Clare Watt to the full article

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SPACE WEATHER JOB OPENING IN INDUSTRY: Natural Hazards Research Engineer at EDF

Dear UKSP colleagues,

EDF Energy, the largest generator of zero-carbon energy in Britain, have just published a job opening for a Natural Hazards Research Engineer to work on space weather projects. You will be joining the Natural Hazards R&D team in the EDF Energy R&D UK Centre to help deliver and forward one of the few space weather research programmes embedded in the nuclear energy industry. This role delivers research value by improving the space weather resilience of nuclear power stations and other energy assets, in the UK and internationally.

Employment Type: Full/Part Time
Location: London
Advert Closing Date: 9th November 2022
Interview Dates: Mid-late November
Link to apply:

The opportunity….

As a Natural Hazards Research Engineer, you’ll be responsible for carrying out technical and scientific studies on natural hazards characterisation. This role will focus on the characterisation of extreme space weather hazards (geomagnetically induced currents caused by geomagnetic storms and solar energetic particle events caused by solar flares etc.) using statistical analysis, mathematical modelling, and other tools.

You’ll supervise research projects carried out by students (interns, PhD, etc.) and propose new research projects to ensure EDF Energy remain at the forefront of applied scientific development and be responsible for producing and presenting innovative and relevant research results for the R&D UK Centre in the above discipline to inform key impactful decisions taken regarding the safety of the nuclear power plant fleet and renewables.

The Natural Hazards Research Engineer will interface with external academic partners, public organizations, and internal stakeholders at various levels to ensure relevant information is gathered and presented.

What we’re looking for…

Being a Natural Hazards Research Engineer at EDF means, you’ll have a scientific background ideally at the PhD level or several years’ experience in a relevant discipline as space weather, solar physics, magnetospheric physics, astrophysics, natural hazards, or extreme statistics. You will have had high exposure to statistical techniques and modelling approaches for space weather, solar physics, or magnetospheric physics (e.g., modelling of geomagnetic storms, ground-level magnetic field data, or space radiation environment modelling).

The Natural Hazards Research Engineer will have excellent analytical and problem skills paired with the ability to develop creative and efficient solutions. You’ll have the ability to take methodologies from scientific research papers, understand where they should be applied and to apply them to new datasets and applications.

The Natural Hazards Research Engineer will be proficient level in development of statistical analysis tools (R, Python for instance) and have an enthusiasm for scientific and applied research studies. You’ll have a flexible approach to work and be able to deal with stakeholders at all levels. The Natural Hazards Research Engineer will be able to show evidence of delivery of project/research work and how this made an impact and hold excellent organisation and time management skills.

Best wishes,

Matt Allcock
Natural Hazards Research Engineer – Space weather specialist
Environment & Natural Hazards
R&D UK Centre… continue to the full article

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Postdoctoral Position – Solar Radio Astronomy and Machine Learning

Join a vibrant research group in revealing the processes that govern solar eruptions and the acceleration of solar energetic particles. Explore rich datasets of low-frequency solar radio imaging observations. Develop state-of-the-art machine learning and deep learning models for automated processing of large radio data and characterizing eruptive features with unprecedented detail. Help develop a professional radio astronomical observatory!

The heliophysics research group at the Institute of Astronomy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to study the coronal structure and activity by employing multi-wavelength observations and low-frequency radio imaging observations by the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) and Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescopes. The position is available starting immediately for a duration of one year, extendable by an additional year upon satisfactory performance. Very competitive salary and ample conference travel funds are offered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The successful candidate will actively participate in the development of near-real time space weather radio pipelines in collaboration with researchers from The Netherlands Institute of Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS). The researcher will help develop and employ techniques for solar interferometric observations, as well as machine learning models for feature classification. He/She will participate in the building of the Bulgarian LOFAR-BG station, which is expected to begin operation in 2025.

Applicants must hold or near completion of a PhD in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics, with a focus in radio astronomy, heliophysics, or a closely related field. Previous experience in scientific programming in Python, Sunpy, CASA or similar, Linux/Unix environments, version control (svn, git), and machine learning will be considered an advantage.

Interested candidates should contact Assoc. Prof. Kamen Kozarev (, arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Kozarev, and provide 1) a cover letter describing their experience and research interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of relevant publications.

The position is part of the 5-year Starting Grant-type project ”Modeling and ObServAtional Integrated Investigations of Coronal Solar Eruptions” (MOSAIICS), funded by the National Science Fund of Bulgaria. The project is led by Assoc. Prof. Kamen Kozarev.… continue to the full article

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