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Postdoctoral Researcher Position at the National Observatory of Athens

We are looking for an expert to work on the “Scientific Analysis” of very high energy particles at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece. Positions’ code: SPEAR1. Preferably this postdoctoral position seeks for candidates with relevant experience in research projects but also recent graduates, to be included in NOA’s research activities, can apply.

Further details and how to apply: https://spearhead-he.eu/open-vacancy-at-the-institute-for-astronomy-astrophysics-space-applications-and-remote-sensing-iaasars-of-the-national-observatory-of-athens-noa/

This is a fixed term-position for an 18-months contract with possible renewal for another year (12 months).

Closing date: 11 April 2024
Start date: 01 June 2024

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Doctoral Researcher Position at University of Turku

The Space Research Laboratory at University of Turku, Finland invites applications for contract-based, fixed term Doctoral Researcher (PhD studentship)/Project Researcher position for 3 years. The starting time of the position is 1st of September 2024 (or upon mutual agreement).

The Space Research Laboratory in the Department of Physics and Astronomy is a leading European space physics group specialised both in observations and theoretical/computational modelling of space plasmas and solar energetic particles. We are now opening a doctoral researcher/project researcher position for 3 years, funded by a Research Council of Finland project ‘SolShocks’. This position will focus on imaging and spectroscopy of radio shock signatures from the Sun with the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR).

Apply between 14 March 2024 and 28 March 2024 16:00 (Europe/Helsinki).

For further information about the position, please contact: Academy Research Fellow Diana Morosan (diana.morosan@utu.fi).

More details and the application form can be found on the following link: https://ats.talentadore.com/apply/vaitoskirjatutkija-projektitutkija/ZYkbV9?lang=encontinue to the full article

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Instrumentation Scientist III position in High Altitude Observatory

Job Description Summary:

We are excited to announce that the High Altitude Observatory (HAO), one of the NCAR’s seven labs, has an opening for an Instrumentation Scientist III position. 

This position develops and operates state-of-the-art observational and experimental instruments in solar physics, with particular emphasis on their application to research.

Application Notes
Job Location: Boulder, CO
Job Type: Hybrid (minimum of 2 days a week is required to be on-site)
Position Type & Term:  This will be a full-time, regular position after Appointments Review Group (ARG)* ​approval. 
Compensation Range- Annual salary range: $123,001 – $153,750
*Final salary and rates are based on education, experience, and skills relevant to the role.*

NOTE: This position will be hired as Instrumentation Scientist III and moved to Research Engineer III after the Appointments Review Group (ARG)* ​approval is completed.

*Appointments Review Group (ARG) is the NCAR ladder-track appointments process.
Work Authorization: YES Visa sponsorship IS Available for this position
Relocation Assistance: YES Relo IS Available for this position

Apply here: https://ucar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UCAR_Careers/details/Research-Engineer-III—Instrumentation-Scientist-III_REQ-2024-46-2
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Postdoctoral Researcher position in Solar Magnetohydrodynamics at the University of Dundee

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join the Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and Astrophysics group at the University of Dundee as a Postdoctoral Researcher, to study the long-term evolution of the Sun’s global coronal magnetic field. The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of MHD and will have experience in computational MHD/hydrodynamics and code development. Topics will include setup and analysis of long-term surface flux transport and coronal magnetic field simulations constrained by solar observations.

For further details and to apply: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DGF282/postdoctoral-research-assistant-uod1358

This is a fixed-term appointment for 17 months.

Closing date: 1st April 2024
Start date: 6th May 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter

For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Dr Karen Meyer: kmeyer001@dundee.ac.ukcontinue to the full article

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Research Assistant/Research Associate in Solar Physics and Space Science

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate to work on theoretical and computational analysis of MHD waves generation by vortical drivers, the interaction of multiple vortex tubes located within intergranular lanes and how they contribute to the middle and upper solar atmosphere dynamics. Plasma flows in the Sun’s photosphere have the potential to excite a wide range of magnetohydrodynamic waves and may have a prominent role in both direct and alternating current models of solar atmospheric heating.

The following method(s) for analysis will be used: HPC numerical modelling, Proper Orthogonal decomposition (POD), Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD), Lagrangian-averaged vorticity deviation (LAVD), Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence.

You will be expected to have a good honours degree in a scientific or engineering discipline and be capable of producing high quality research. You should have significant knowledge and experience of solar data processing and will be able to develop software (and adapt available software) to support the research.

If appointed as a Research Associate you must also have a PhD (or be close to completion) and have research experience in solar data processing, as well as evidence of submissions to high quality peer reviewed journals. You should have significant knowledge and experience of solar data processing and will be able to develop software (and adapt available software) to support the research.

The University of Sheffield is one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

Application link : https://jobs.shef.ac.uk/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9NjVCQzZGQkJEMDZDMjBDMkUxMDAwMDAwQUMxRTg4NzgmY2FuZF90eXBlPUVYVA%3d%3d&sap-client=400&sap-language=EN&sap-accessibility=X&sap-ep-themeroot=%2fSAP%2fPUBLIC%2fBC%2fUR%2fuos#

For more details, please, contact Viktor Fedun (v.fedun@sheffield.ac.uk)… continue to the full article

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3 Postdoctoral Positions, 2 PhD Positions, and 1 Software Postdoctoral position for the SOUL project at KU Leuven

The application deadline is 25/04/2024.

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We invite motivated candidates to apply for PhD and postdoctoral positions as part of the new Centre of Excellence SOUL (https://fys.kuleuven.be/ster/research-projects/soul/soul): Stellar evOlution in fUll gLory, a long-term project receiving structural funds from the Flemish government and awarded to Conny Aerts, Hugues Sana, Leen Decin, and Tom Van Doorsselaere. SOUL bridges the Institute of Astronomy (IoA) and the Centre of mathematical Plasma Astrophysics (CmPA) of KU Leuven in Belgium and aims to develop 3D models of evolving close binaries and star-planet systems. The 4 PIs are well embedded in international consortia and collaborations, involving worldwide observatories on ground and in space, as well as high-performance computing centres.

The vacancies

The following initial SOUL positions at KU Leuven (Belgium) are offered:

(1)  A 2-year postdoctoral position with the prospect of an extension up to 4 years. This position is aimed at the construction of numerical 3D magnetohydrodynamic models of stellar atmospheres. The first step is to implement a new physics module in an existing numerical code, either MPI-AMRVAC (in Fortran) or COOLFLUID (in C++). Thus, experience in working with HPC codes and supercomputing is desirable. The new physics module incorporates Alfven and kink wave heating of the stellar atmosphere based on a working 1D proof-of-concept. Then, the new numerical code will be applied to construct models for atmospheres and stellar winds in the cool star regime. For this, experience with stellar magnetic fields and their extrapolation is desirable. Inquiries: tom.vandoorsselaere@kuleuven.be

(2)   A 2-year postdoctoral position with the prospect of an extension up to 4 years. This position is aimed at understanding the gas-phase chemistry and dust nucleation phases in evolved (binary) stars, with a particular focus on Asymptotic Giant Branch stars. The first step will be to include a recently developed neural network emulating gas-phase chemistry (MACE) within the SPH hydrodynamical code PHANTOM allowing on-the-fly gas-phase chemical predictions for complex hydrodynamical systems. Then, we will delve into understanding the impact of vibrational disequilibrium for the formation of dust-forming species. Inquiries: leen.decin@kuleuven.be

(3)   A 2-year postdoctoral position with the prospect of an extension up to 4 years. This position will lead to new constraints on the stellar structure and evolution of massive single, binary or multiple stars. This will be achieved by using ongoing and future large observational campaigns in which KU Leuven is involved, including the BLOeM ESO large program, the Gaia, TESS, UVEX and CubeSPEC space missions. In addition to this, various observing campaigns with the Mercator telescope and ESO facilities are ongoing. With these observations we obtain various samples of massive stars, binary products, stripped stars and binaries with compact objects. The long-term goal is to enable the calibration of uncertain physics affecting populations synthesis computations of gravitational wave progenitors. Inquiries: hugues.sana@kuleuven.be

(4)  A 2 + 2-year PhD position. Within this position we will build numerical 3D magnetohydrodynamic models for stellar atmospheres in a binary system. The student will work in close collaboration with the postdoc who implements the numerical model and extend their work to binary systems. The aim is to quantify binary mass exchanges in advanced atmospheric models of star-star and star-planet systems. Previous student projects or internships with supercomputing and programming for MHD are a plus. In-depth knowledge of plasma physics is essential. Inquiries: tom.vandoorsselaere@kuleuven.be

(5)   A 2 + 2-year PhD position. The aim of this position is to provide the temporal evolution of the multiplicity properties as massive stars age and interact. The student will utilise Mercator, VLT, Gaia and TESS observations to map the evolution of supernova progenitors. Interpretation of these data will provide a first statistically meaningful homogeneous sample of quiescent neutron star and black hole single-degenerate binaries in the Milky Way. Our improved statistics will serve as benchmark for the theoretical computations. Inquiries: hugues.sana@kuleuven.be

(6)   A 2-year software postdoctoral position with the prospect of an extension up to 4 years. This IT-oriented position will optimise and further develop scientific software codes describing the evolution of stellar rotation, magnetism, oscillations, outflows, and tides in close binaries and planetary systems in 3 spatial dimensions. In addition, they will be responsible for interfacing the various software codes where needed and developing machine learning (ML) algorithms to interpret data and reduce computation time. The candidate will streamline the installation of required software. In addition to this they will lead and manage high-performance computing (HPC) time applications to European supercomputers to facilitate, operate, document, and help interpret SOUL simulations. Experience in software development, ML, and HPC is an asset, particularly in C++ and FORTRAN. Inquiries: conny.aerts@kuleuven.be

The Host Institutes

The Institute of Astronomy (IoA) and Centre of mathematical Plasma Astrophysics (CmPA)  of KU Leuven in Belgium are young and vibrant research groups approximately 150 scientists, engineers, and administrative staff.

For more information: see http://fys.kuleuven.be/ster/ (IoA) and https://wis.kuleuven.be/CmPA (CmPA)

Inquiries and applications

The preferred starting date for all positions is between August 1st and October 1st 2024.

Application Deadline: March 25th 2024
Selection Deadline: May 1st 2024

For more information and to apply please visit the KU Leuven vacancies page:

For the software and postdoc positions: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/60305236?lang=en
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Postdoctoral Researcher, Space Research Laboratory

The Space Research Laboratory at University of Turku, Finland invites applications for contract-based, fixed term postdoctoral researcher position for 2 years. The starting time of the position is flexible but no later than 1st of July 2024.

The Space Research Laboratory in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Turku is a leading European space physics group specialised both in observations and theoretical/computational modelling of space plasmas and solar energetic particles. We are now opening a postdoctoral researcher position for 2 years, funded by a Research Council of Finland project ‘SolShocks’. This position will focus on imaging and spectroscopy of radio shock signatures from the Sun with the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR).

Apply between 23 January 2024 and 26 February 2024 16:00 (Europe/Helsinki).

You can apply here: https://ats.talentadore.com/apply/tutkijatohtori-avaruustutkimuslaboratorio/Zvr5JO?lang=en

The candidate should hold a PhD in solar or space physics, or a related field. Prior knowledge and useful skills include experience with Python data analysis and multi-wavelength solar observations. In particular, we welcome candidates with previous knowledge of radio interferometry, big data handling and high-performance computing.

We offer a position in a dynamic and international research group, with a possibility to network and to develop as a researcher. We are innovative, high-spirited and a close community. Finland also offers a great environment fostering equality, equality of opportunities, the best schooling system, vacations, and possibilities for work-life balance. We take care of your well-being at work and the functionality of your everyday life, e.g. with the help of flexible working hours and our well-being services.

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3-year Postdoctoral Position in Solar Physics at the University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is recruiting either a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow to work with Prof. Andrew Hillier in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Exeter, and in collaboration with Dr. Inigo Arregui at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. The appointee will join the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics at the University of Exeter to work on an STFC funded project to investigate the observational signatures of nonlinear damping of MHD kink waves. In particular this project will focus on how Kelvin-Helmholtz instability turbulence damps MHD kink waves and search for the observational signatures of that damping mechanism in data from solar observations.

This STFC funded post is available from April 2024 for up to three years. Closing date for applications is 13th February 2024. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Andrew Hillier at a.s.hillier@exeter.ac.uk

Full details can be found at: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DFN041/postdoctoral-research-associate-fellowcontinue to the full article

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3-year Postdoctoral Position in Solar Physics at the University of Durham

Closing date: Thursday 15th February 2024.
Contract: Fixed term (36 months)
Salary: Grade 7: £37,099 per year

We’re delighted to announce that applications are now being invited for a 36-month postdoctoral position at the University of Durham. The position is funded by the Leverhulme trust and is to investigate the connection between solar flare ribbon fine structure and turbulent magnetic reconnection. It is envisaged that automatic analysis software will be developed to characterise the simulated ribbons, likely involving machine learning techniques, which will then later be applied to satellite observations. The successful applicant will join a team effort lead by Dr Peter Wyper (PI) alongside Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher (Co-I) and Dr Joel Dahlin (Co-I). They will also be encouraged to interact with other members of the research group and to begin developing independent research ideas within the scope of the project.

Candidates with a strong track record in fluid dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and/or image analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Peter Wyper (peter.f.wyper@durham.ac.uk).

For more information and how to apply, please visit:
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Announcement of EST-FC positions

The Board of Trustees of the European Solar Telescope – Fundacion Canaria (EST-FC) has decided to open the call for applications for the Director and Administrator positions of the Foundation.

The EST-FC is a private non-profit organization established at the Canary Islands by Law 2/1998, of April 6, on Canary Islands Foundations and, supplementarily, by Law 50/2002, of December 26, on Foundations.

The Board of Trustees is composed by representatives of nine institutions from seven European countries: the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, the Stockholms University, the Leibniz-Institut für Sonnenphysik, the Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Astronomicky ustav AV CR, v. v. i., the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, the University of Sheffield (on behalf of the UK Universities Consortium), and the Universita della Svizzera Italiana.

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