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Postdoctoral Research Associate position: Ensemble Modelling of Solar Eruptions, University of Newcastle (Australia)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The successful applicant will use theory, data analysis, and computation to improve our ability to model the dynamical evolution of solar active regions, which are responsible for solar activity including solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Flares and CMEs are the most energetic events in the solar system and can create hazardous conditions in our local space environment.
This project involves: developing a predictive capability for the evolution of the Sun’s surface magnetic field, using physical models, machine learning and observational data; creating ensemble data-driven simulations of active regions in the Sun’s atmosphere; applying the ensemble modelling to predict solar eruptions from first principles, and forecasting their physical properties. The project is funded by the Australian Research Council through a grant on “Ensemble Modelling of Space Weather Drivers”. The successful applicant will work within a research team that includes A/Prof David Pontin and Dr Hannah Schunker (Univ. Newcastle), Prof Michael Wheatland (Univ. Sydney) and Dr Mark Cheung (CSIRO).

As the ideal candidate, you will have a PhD in solar physics, (space) plasma physics, astrophysics, weather/climate modelling, applied mathematics or similar subject. Key responsibilities:
– analyse solar data, develop numerical models for coronal magnetic fields, and apply and test the models
– collaborate closely with members of the research team and external researchers, and assist students in research projects
– undertake domestic and international travel to meet the goals of the project
– publish results in high-impact journals
– communicate results at local and international meetings.

For the full advert and a link to the position description and application procedure, see

The position is available until the end of 2025 in the first instance, with possibility of extension up to three years, and the closing date is the 25th of October (Australian time zone). Enquiries should be directed to David Pontin (… continue to the full article

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Two Lecturer in Physics positions at University of Dundee

Physics at the University of Dundee is looking to appoint two full time Lecturers in Physics. We encourage applications from candidates with strong and developing track records in research that relates to energy and sustainability including but not limited to: renewable energy, energy materials, fusion, sustainable fission technologies, energy harvesting, energy storage, computational modelling and space weather. The positions will also articulate with University of Dundee’s newly formed Binks Sustainability Institute. An aim of the positions is enhance our existing BSc and MSci Physics with Renewable Energy programmes.

More information is in the advert found here: Two Lecturer (similar to Assistant Professor) positions in Physics job with University of Dundee | 9958 (

Closing date is 23rd October.

Contact Prof. David Keeble ( for more information.… continue to the full article

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Guest Investigator Call: visit the EUI and SWAP/LYRA PI teams in Brussels in 2024

The EUI and SWAP/LYRA PI teams welcome research proposals for the 2024 round of its Guest Investigator Program for research based on EUI, SWAP or LYRA data analysis by scientists outside the PI teams.

Selected proposers will be invited to spend a few weeks with the PI team at the Royal Observatory in Brussels to obtain expert knowledge on the instrument, to participate in the planning of observations according to the needs of their proposal, and to conduct their research. Each Guest Investigator will get reimbursed for travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Proposals must be received by November 1, 2023 (23:59 CET) and visits should be scheduled in 2024. Details on the 2024 Guest Investigator Call can be found here:… continue to the full article

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Modelling in Solar Astrophysics

A three-year postdoctoral position is available at the University of Sydney to work on computational modelling of coronal magnetic fields with Mike Wheatland and collaborators.

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This project involves: developing computational methods for data-constrained and data-driven modelling of solar active regions; applying the methods to synthetic and observational data to assess their reliability and for the purpose of modelling; using the methods to develop capabilities for flare and CME prediction. The work will involve collaboration with domestic and international researchers.

Visa sponsorship: available
Specific expertise in solar: not essential but relevant skills and enthusiasm mandatory

Applications close 5 October 2023

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Electronics Engineer Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

The Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (CSTR) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey, USA invites applications for an electrical/electronics engineer who will design, operate, and maintain electrical and electronic systems at the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California and at NJIT in Newark. CSTR is an international leader in solar terrestrial research, and operates BBSO, the Owens Valley Solar Array in California, and the Polar Engineering Development Center (PEDC). BBSO operates the 2nd largest aperture 1.6-meter Goode Solar Telescope (GST) with a diverse suite of instruments. The GST features a state-of-the-art adaptive optics system, and it is a world-class facility for high spatial and temporal resolution solar astronomy in the visible and near infrared. PEDC develops and operates autonomous, sustainable power systems called Automatic Geophysical Observatories (AGO) to support various scientific instruments in Antarctica.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

1) Digital and analog electronics design and troubleshooting with telescope dome control, Galil motion controllers, Arduino, PID close loop control systems, and overcurrent protection electronics.
2) Design and maintenance of data acquisition and telemetry over the internet and/or satellite communications networks such as Iridium satellite link.
3) Design and fabrication of a 100-200 W level battery operated power planform with solar panels and wind turbines for deployment to Antarctica.
4) In-person work, alternating between BSSO in California and NJIT in New Jersey.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

a) Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in electrical engineering or related field.
b) An ability to work and live at an elevation of 2000 meters.
c) Ability to travel to foreign countries and perform field work in remote locations.
d) Ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods of time (approximately 1-2 months).

The position is anticipated to start in Spring 2024. The successful applicant will work primarily with Drs. Wenda Cao, Hyomin Kim, and Gareth Perry, as well as the other CSTR faculty members and engineers.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2023. Candidates will need to submit all documents online at, including a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research or work experiences and the names of three professional references. Questions may be directed to Drs. Wenda Cao ( and Hyomin Kim (

To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO employer.… continue to the full article

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Postdoctoral researcher: in situ use of AI/ML in missions of space exploration (KULeuven, Belgium)

The new Horizon Europe project ASAP looks for a PostDoc interested in developing artificial intelligence (AI) tools that can be deployed in space missions of exploration. This means developing and using algorithms that can be run on the type of processors that can be used in space. Space is a hostile radiation environment and the types of computing units (e.g. GPUs) that are used for AI on Earth cannot sustain the radiation exposure. In space, special processors must be used, capable to survive the space radiation. These processors are less powerful, and the complex algorithms of AI need to be adapted so that they can function in space. ASAP is primarily a method development project that wants to develop such algorithms and demonstrate their use on the same type of processors that can be used in space. ASAP will choose a few important physical applications such as analysis of time series and velocity or energy distributions to extract physics insight. The final goal is to make AI tools that can decide the importance of the data measured and extract its physics without having human intervention and without having to first transmit the data to the Earth. This is a critical need for future missions of exploration to other planets and deep space where the communication with Earth will be slow and intermittent.

We look for a candidate with a PhD in Space Science, Physics, Engineering or in AI/ML with a background in computer sciences applied to physics. The ideal candidate has experience or is interested in learning the bases on machine learning, including neural networks, data processing and machine learning. It is desirable that the candidate has already some knowledge on Python programming and of the domain of physics related to space sciences: e.g. particle physics, plasma physics, aerospace engineering, fluid dynamics.

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ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science (Deadline: 18 September 2023)

ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

We are pleased to inform you about the opening of the call for the European Space Agency’s Research Fellowships in Space Science. The call is opening on 28 August 2023 with an application deadline on 18 September 2023.

ESA’s postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme offers early-career scientists and engineers the possibility to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology. Research Fellowships in Space Science specifically offer the opportunity to contribute to ESA’s endeavour to explore our Solar System and the Universe, and cover the fields of heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics and fundamental physics.

The research fellowships offer unique insights into ESA’s environment and activities while conducting cutting-edge research. Mentoring and training opportunities are available, as are possibilities to engage with ESA science-related activities (e.g., archive/data science, operations, calibration, communication, citizen science).

Within the Science Directorate (SCI), we welcome all independent proposals for innovative research associated with one or more of our missions. The Space Science fellowships can be taken up at any of the three sites ESAC (Spain), ESTEC (Netherlands) or STScI (USA) and we encourage applicants to choose sites that allow for best local collaborations. To learn more about the research conducted by the ESA scientists at different sites, please visit the Faculty Member Directory and the pages for the Faculty research groups. There is a separate page for research at the ESA Office at STScI (see also the research of non-ESA scientists at STScI).


Appointments are for a maximum of three years. The initial project is for two years. An extension for a third year requires a dedicated proposal and is frequently granted.

Who can apply

Applicants should have recently completed or be close to completing their PhD in a technical or scientific discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with up to five years of relevant experience after their PhD.

Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia, as Associate Member States, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus as European Cooperating States (ECS).

According to the ESA Convention, the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. When short-listing for an interview, priority will first be given to candidates from under-represented Member States.

More information on the Research Fellowship programme and on how to apply can be found at

Deadline for applications is 18 September 2023.… continue to the full article

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Post Doctoral Position in Solar Physics at IUCAA

A post-doctoral position is available starting immediately to work on a project titled “Investigation of the Origin of Switchbacks in the Solar Corona via Interchange Reconnection – A Statistical and Multi-Instruments Approach Including Machine Learning”. This is an Indo-French project funded through the Indo-French Center for the Promotion of Advanced Research. The French collaborator is Dr Clara Froment from the Laboratoire de Physique et dr Chimie de l’Environnement et de l’Espace (LPC2E), Orléans, France. The position is to work at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India, with possible (may be extended) visits to France.

Job Description: Perform studies of observations of solar atmospheric phenomena using statistical and machine learning techniques. The successful candidate will primarily use observations from the Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer (IRIS), Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and Parker Solar Probe. The candidate will also work on performing numerical simulations of solar atmospheric phenomena using the Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) framework.

Period of Contract: Total three years (reviewed and renewed annually).

Deadline for application: September 15th, 2023

For details on the application, see

For further information regarding the position, please contact Prof Durgesh Tripathi (… continue to the full article

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Lecturer in Mathematics – joint post with University of Dundee and Central South University, China

The University of Dundee invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Mathematics (Teaching and Research). This is a joint position with the Dundee International Institute (DII) of Central South University (CSU) in China. The successful candidate will spend one semester each academic year at CSU to deliver teaching and develop research collaborations with colleagues at CSU. The rest of the time will be spent in Dundee, continuing their research activities. Further details can be found in the documentation attached to the job advert:

You are welcome to contact Professor Ping Lin (Academic Lead, Mathematics, or Professor Karen Petrie (, Interim Director, DII) with informal enquiries.

The application deadline is the 3rd of September 2023.… continue to the full article

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