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Scientific Collaborator in Space Weather

The Royal Observatory of Belgium is seeking a new scientific collaborator to enhance and support its space weather services.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the development and provision of space weather services, with a focus on the ESA S2P projects ( Responsibilities will include operational surveillance and forecasting of space weather, including on-call operations and shift work, as well as contributing to the advancement of these forecasting activities. The collaborator will be part of the ROB/SIDC (Solar Influences Data Analysis Centre,, a leading space weather forecast center at the European level.

For application details: Job Description (

Application deadline: September 01, 2024continue to the full article

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PhD position in solar physics (Institute for Solar Physics (KIS), Freiburg, Germany)

There is a PhD position available at the Institute for Solar Physics (KIS) in Freiburg, Germany, within the department of Solar Magnetism. The PhD candidate will work together with Dr. Juan Manuel Borrero and Dr. Ivan Milic on the characterization of the photospheric and chromospheric magnetic field in and around active regions. This will be done by applying Stokes inversion codes to spectropolarimetric observations of active regions in the solar photosphere and chromosphere recorded with state-of-the-art instrumentation at facilities such as GREGOR, Sunrise and DKIST.

The position is available immediately.

Deadline for application is August 1st, 2024.continue to the full article

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Fellowship Opportunities at St Andrews – Deadline 2 August 2024

The Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group (SMTG), School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews encourages expressions of interest for the following fellowship opportunities to be hosted by the group:

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship (STFC deadline 1 Oct 2024, 4pm UK time):

The School of Mathematics and Statistics in St Andrews can support one STFC ERF application in 2024. The successful candidate will be determined by an internal selection process (for details, see the SMTG Fellowships webpage). 

Interested candidates should follow the instructions on the SMTG Fellowships webpage  and submit the required application materials to Prof. Thomas Neukirch ( by 2 August 2024. For informal enquiries please also get in touch with Prof. Neukirch. 

We would also encourage interested candidates to contact us about the following fellowships:

Royal Society University Research Fellowship (Royal Society deadline 10 September 2024; call opens 11 July 2024):

While there is no quota on Royal Society URF applications, applicants will still need to undergo an internal selection process.

We also welcome enquiries regarding our group hosting any Marie Slodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (European Commission closing date 11 September 2024):

The group’s research focuses on applications of the theory of solar system plasmas, in particular using MHD, to the solar atmosphere and planetary magnetospheres. Applications from candidates who would add to the group’s expertise in these areas of plasma theory would be welcome.continue to the full article

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Postdoctoral scientist in solar magnetism (Institute for Solar Physics (KIS), Freiburg, Germany)

There is a postdoctoral position available at the Institute for Solar Physics (KIS) in Freiburg, Germany, within the department of Solar Magnetism. The scientist will work together with Dr. Juan Manuel Borrero and Dr. Ivan Milic on the measurements of electric currents in the solar chromosphere.

The position is available immediately. Deadline for application is July 15th, 2024.… continue to the full article

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Research Fellow in Stellar Atmosphere Modelling

Job Advertisement: Closing Date 27 June 2024

Research Fellow in Stellar Atmosphere Modelling — University of Warwick

The University of Warwick seeks to appoint a motivated and driven Research Fellow within the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group to commence as soon as possible with years of 3 funding. Backgrounds in solar or stellar physics are preferred, especially in the area of stellar modelling; areas outside these are encouraged if they complement the project. Experience with exoplanet science is desirable.

The successful candidate will work with Dr Heather M. Cegla on the “Pathway to the Confirmation and Characterisation of Habitable Alien Worlds,” funded by the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship programme. They will utilise state-of-the-art 3D magnetohydrodynamical simulations and perform spectral line synthesis to create realistic stellar surface simulations. The aim is to further our understanding of exoplanet hosts and improve the radial velocity detection and mass confirmation of low-mass, long period planets.

The Astrophysics group at Warwick is one of the UK’s leading exoplanet research groups, and provides an excellent environment for a motivated Research Fellow to further their scientific career. The University of Warwick strongly values equity, diversity and inclusion, and the Physics Department will provide a healthy working environment, dedicated to outstanding scientific guidance, mentorship and personal development. We are committed to individuals with care giving duties and can offer flexible working hours. Applications for a part-time position will be considered and those from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged and welcome.

For more details on candidate requirements and responsibilities, essential and desirable criteria, and the application procedure, please see Please direct all informal inquires to Dr Cegla (h.cegla [at]… continue to the full article

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Ernest Rutherford (STFC) Fellowship to be Hosted at the University of Exeter

If you would like to apply for the STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship (Ernest Rutherford Fellowship 2024 – UKRI) to be hosted in the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics (CGAFD) at the University of Exeter our internal sift of potential applicants is open with application deadline of 1st July 2024, 16:00.

The Ernest Rutherford Fellowship scheme is intended for early career researchers who do not have a permanent academic position. The aim of the scheme is to support future scientific leaders to establish a strong, independent research program. Candidates interested in applying to be hosted by the CGAFD group should contact the selection panel Chair, Andrew Hillier (, who will provide you with the pro-forma templates for the internal sift, answer any informal questions or help facilitate interaction with other group members.… continue to the full article

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Stochastic Differential Equations at Northumbria University

We are excited to advertise a 3-year opportunity to join a large and vibrant research environment as a Research Assistant in Applied Mathematics/Statistics at Northumbria University. We have wide-ranging interests in data science and machine learning, and in numerical modelling, theory and observations of key applied mathematics areas to make breakthroughs in our understanding of real-life topics.

We welcome applications that cover the main subjects of the proposal entitled “Mathematical framework for a stochastic approach to magnetic field extrapolations”. We will work with the successful candidate to bring their own unique skillset to address these scientific aims: developing fast, reliable and versatile mathematical tools to solve stochastic elliptic and hyperbolic differential equations. You will be supported to explore new methods beyond your current experience and develop your expertise in new techniques in mathematics/statistics research.

This position is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and you will work with Dr Stephane Regnier and Dr Gert Botha. You will also collaborate with the Mathematics and Statistics group members, who provide a collegiate environment in which to conduct your research. The position is funded for three years. and is available from 1st October 2024 until 30th September 2027.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact

Apply Before: 06/20/2024, 12:00 AM
Salary: £39,347 – £44,262

Apply on the Northumbria University web site at to the full article

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Active Region Formation using Solar Orbiter and DKIST

This position is dedicated to the analysis of data from the Solar Orbiter mission, DKIST and GREGOR in order to understand the formation and evolution of active regions. PMOD/WRC is actively engaged in the SPICE and EUI data analysis and operations. A number of observing campaigns between Solar Orbiter and DKIST have been carried out already. IRSOL has developed a suit of theoretical and data analysis numerical tools that allows for inferring magnetic and thermodynamic properties of solar active regions in the photosphere and chromosphere from spectropolarimetric data such as of DKIST, GREGOR and ZIMPOL.

Please apply here: to the full article

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ESA – IRIS Science Planners: 10th ESA Announcement of Opportunity

ESA solicits proposals for participation in the NASA-led IRIS mission from scientists working in ESA Member States, in the role of Science Planners. The Announcement of Opportunity (AO) and a Letter of Invitation by the ESA Director of Science can be found at

As in previous years, all IRIS science planning and training can be done remotely, so there is no requirement for the successful applicants to carry out these activities in Palo Alto, CA, USA.

The IRIS team is committed to facilitating the timing and requirements of any selected science proposals that are focused on coordinated observations with IRIS and Solar Orbiter.

Proposals shall be submitted electronically in PDF format at the above web site and must be received not later than 3 June 2024, 12:00 (noon) Central European Summer Time (CEST).… continue to the full article

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Two postdoctoral positions in solar and stellar physics at HIT Shenzhen, China

Institute of Space Science and Applied Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen (HIT Shenzhen), China is hiring two postdoctoral researchers for a duration of two years.

The postdocs will address the fundamental physical processes responsible for impulsive energy releases in the solar and stellar atmospheres, such as flares and coronal mass ejections (CME). The main emphasis will be put on the quasi-periodic pulsations in flares, the role of oscillatory processes in CMEs, and the exploitation of the solar-stellar analogy.

The project is jointly led by Professor Ding Yuan (HIT Shenzhen) and Professor Valery Nakariakov (University of Warwick, UK). The project is dedicated to analysis of data obtained with modern EUV, X-ray, white light, and radio observational facilities, analytical studies, and high-performance numerical simulations, including forward modelling of plasma emissions.

The postdocs will be based at the dynamic and cosmopolitan Shenzhen campus of Harbin Institute of Technology, located in one of the most modern and advanced cities in China. The annual salary is around 240k RMB.

The candidates shall possess a PhD in solar physics, astrophysics, plasma physics, machine learning or related field. Experience in numerical simulation of plasma processes is a strong plus. Applicants shall send an e-mail with a CV, publication list and references (at least two) to The position will remain open until filled, with priority for applications received before end of August. Feel free to reach out with any informal inquiries to… continue to the full article

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