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Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Lecturer of Solar and Space Physics (Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK). Deadline = 13th February 2022.

Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) is advertising for permanent appointments within its areas of research excellence, which includes Solar and Space Physics. These appointments are being made at every level and so we welcome applications for Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Solar and Space Physics. There is also the possibility of multiple appointments.

You will join the Solar and Space Physics research group – a successful group pursuing high-international-priority research across the broad remit of Solar and Space Physics, based in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering. Evidence of the group’s success includes funding from STFC, NERC, Leverhulme Trust, Royal Astronomical Society, the US Air Force, UKSA, and three UKRI Senior Fellows. The group also plays multiple roles in the UKRI SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk) programme in support of the UK Met Office. The group demonstrates international leadership across theory, numerical modelling, observations of solar and space plasma, data intensive science, and a growing reputation for space-related hardware. Our long-term research programme involves understanding all aspects of the solar-terrestrial connection and we are also interested in broadening our expertise to the study of plasma in all astrophysical systems.

Working with colleagues in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering, you will lead, collaborate on, and contribute to a range of activities that enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This will include: undertaking individual and joint research; producing high-quality academic outputs; designing, developing and delivering high-quality teaching activities and; participating in external activity to generate income and promote your research area. We value applicants that display good academic citizenship including mentoring and supporting colleagues, promoting good practice across many aspects of academic life.

Our research group and Department is committed to a sustainable work-life balance. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs. There is an awareness within the working culture of the Department that is conducive towards those with caring responsibilities and supporting flexible working conditions.

We particularly welcome hearing from applicants from historically under-represented groups.

You must be qualified to Doctoral level in a relevant discipline and have relevant subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. You are expected to have a strong publication record that is commensurate with your career stage and research field. At Lecturer/Assistant Professor level, we are seeking a commitment to, and passion for, delivering innovative education at all levels. If you are not already experienced at lecturing, you will be supported by the University to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) either by portfolio or by Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). At Professor/Associate Professor level, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain and enhance the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic achievement, and achievement and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues) through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level. We value applicants that display good academic citizenship including mentoring and supporting colleagues, promoting good practice across many aspects of academic life.

We offer all applicants full guidance on the application process. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Professor James McLaughlin, Director of Research james.a.mclaughlin@northumbria.ac.uk . Further information on the research group can be found here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/mathematics-physics-and-electrical-engineering/research/solar-and-space-physics/

To apply for this vacancy please visit https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/academic-10971-academic-opportunities-in-areas-of-research-excellence

Please state within your covering letter the research area (Solar and Space Physics) and role (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Lecturer) you would be interested in.

Deadline = 13th February 2022

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. We value the diverse routes that our colleagues take to get here, and we recognise that this diversity of experience leads to stronger research, teaching and entrepreneurship. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. Northumbria University has been recognised as a Disability Confident Employer, offering support and a proactive approach to employing disabled people.… continue to the full article

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Two Assistant Professors in Applied Mathematics at Durham

Durham University are looking to recruit two permanent Assistant Professors in Applied Mathematics to start in September. The deadline for applications is 27th February. Since we are in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, applicants would need to be working on theory/simulations and it would be an advantage to have experience teaching applied maths rather than physics. Informal enquiries can be send to Anthony Yeates (contact email on the web page).

For details see https://durham.taleo.net/careersection/du_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=22000114&lang=en.… continue to the full article

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Fully-funded PhD studentships at Northumbria University (two deadlines)

The Solar and Space Physics research group at Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) is inviting applications for fully-funded PhD studentships for an October 2022 start. These are a mixture of University funded 3-year studentship and 3.5-year STFC-funded studentships. This year, we are offering PhDs on the following topics:

University-funded, 3-year PhD studentships, deadline = 18th February 2022

STFC-funded, 3.5-year PhD studentships. Deadline = 1st March 2022

Full details can be found at: https://sites.google.com/view/solarphysicsnu/research/phd-projects-2022

For details of how to apply, see: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research-degrees/how-to-apply/

For informal questions, please contact the relevant supervisor, and/or contact Professor James McLaughlin (james.a.mclaughlin@northumbria.ac.uk).

Deadline for applications: 18th February 2022 (for University-funded) and 1st March 2022 (for STFC-funded)

Start Date: 1st October 2022 or 1st March 2023

Overview of the research group

Northumbria University’s long-standing expertise in Solar and Space Physics research has been supported with core funding from STFC and NERC as well as funding from EU Horizon 2020, European Space Agency (ESA), UK Space Agency (UKSA), the US Air Force, the National Solar Observatory (USA), the Leverhulme Trust, and the Royal Astronomical Society. Group members include STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow Dr Patrick Antolin, STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow Dr John Coxon and Future Leader Fellow Dr Richard Morton. Group members sit on various national and international panels including the STFC Education, Training and Careers Committee (Prof James McLaughlin), STFC Solar System Advisory Panel (Dr Richard Morton), STFC Project Peer Review Panel (Dr Robert Wicks), UKSA’s Space Programme Advisory Committee (Prof Clare Watt) and ESA’s Space Science Advisory Committee (Prof Jonathan Rae). Members of the group, including Prof Jonathan Rae, Prof Clare Watt, Dr Shaun Bloomfield and Dr Jasmine Sandhu also contribute to the ongoing UKRI SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk) national space weather programme in support of the UK Met Office. The group’s recent research achievements include the discovery of coronal reconnection nanojets (Antolin et al., 2021, Nature Astronomy, 5, 54), creating global maps of the solar magnetic field (Yang et al., 2020, Science, 368, 694), and revealing a basal contribution from p-modes to the Alfvénic wave flux in the Sun’s atmosphere (Morton, Weberg & McLaughlin, 2019, Nature Astronomy, 3, 223).

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2 Postdoctoral Research Fellows in the Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group at the University of St Andrews

The Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group has openings for two Research Fellows to work in the field of solar or magnetospheric physics. Funded by an STFC Consolidated Grant, the projects will mainly be in collaboration with Profs I De Moortel, A Hood, D Mackay, T Neukirch and C Parnell and Drs V Archontis and A Wright.

Preference will be given to applicants with interests in

(i) coronal heating (Project Lead: Ineke De Moortel) and

(ii) global magnetic field modelling (Project Lead: Duncan Mackay),

but we encourage applications by candidates from all areas of solar and magnetospheric physics. Applicants should have completed or expect to obtain shortly a PhD in either solar physics or magnetospheric physics or a closely related subject.

These posts are initially for a term of 24 months, with extensions by a further 12 months possible. The start date will be 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries to Prof Thomas Neukirch, email: tn3@st-andrews.ac.uk, Prof Ineke De Moortel, email: ineke.demoortel@st-andrews.ac.uk , or Prof Duncan Mackay, email: dhm@st-andrews.ac.uk.

For further details, or to make an application, please go to https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/4323/0/328611/889/2-research-fellows-in-solar-and-magnetospheric-theory-group-ar2640mrcontinue to the full article

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Fully-funded PhD studentships at Northumbria University (second announcement)

The Solar and Space Physics research group at Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) is inviting applications for fully-funded PhD studentships for an October 2022 start. These are a mixture of University funded 3-year studentship and 3.5-year STFC-funded studentships. This year, we are offering PhDs on the following topics:

University-funded, 3-year PhD studentships, deadline = 18th February 2022
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• Causality pathways in space: Extracting the storm-time bias of space weather forecasting (principal supervisor: Dr Sarah Bentley)
https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=138134

• Deep learning of ground magnetometer networks for space physics (principal supervisor: Dr Sarah Bentley)
https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=138137

STFC-funded, 3.5-year PhD studentships. Deadline = 1st March 2022
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• Solar active region energetics, magnetic polarity mixing and their relation to flares (principal supervisor: Dr Shaun Bloomfield)
https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=139942

• The Physics of Solar Prominences: an AI/ML approach (principal supervisor: Dr Stephane Regnier)
https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=139943

• Exploring fundamental MagnetoHydroDynamic (MHD) properties of solar chromospheric magnetic fields, via a unique observation of a large-scale swirl and associated magnetic null point (principal supervisor: Dr Eamon Scullion)
https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=139939

• Plasma thermodynamics of the inner heliosphere with Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe (principal supervisor: Dr Robert Wicks)
https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=139944

Full details can be found at:
https://sites.google.com/view/solarphysicsnu/research/phd-projects-2022

For details of how to apply, see:
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research-degrees/how-to-apply/

For informal questions, please contact the relevant supervisor, and/or contact Professor James McLaughlin (james.a.mclaughlin@northumbria.ac.uk).

Deadline for applications: 18th February 2022 (for University-funded) and 1st March 2022 (for STFC-funded)

Start Date: 1st October 2022 or 1st March 2023

Overview of the research group
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Northumbria University’s long-standing expertise in Solar and Space Physics research has been supported with core funding from STFC and NERC as well as funding from EU Horizon 2020, European Space Agency (ESA), UK Space Agency (UKSA), the US Air Force, the National Solar Observatory (USA), the Leverhulme Trust, and the Royal Astronomical Society. Group members include STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow Dr Patrick Antolin, STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow Dr John Coxon and Future Leader Fellow Dr Richard Morton. Group members sit on various national and international panels including the STFC Education, Training and Careers Committee (Prof James McLaughlin), STFC Solar System Advisory Panel (Dr Richard Morton), STFC Project Peer Review Panel (Dr Robert Wicks), UKSA’s Space Programme Advisory Committee (Prof Clare Watt) and ESA’s Space Science Advisory Committee (Prof Jonathan Rae). Members of the group, including Prof Jonathan Rae, Prof Clare Watt, Dr Shaun Bloomfield and Dr Jasmine Sandhu also contribute to the ongoing UKRI SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk) national space weather programme in support of the UK Met Office. The group’s recent research achievements include the discovery of coronal reconnection nanojets (Antolin et al., 2021, Nature Astronomy, 5, 54), creating global maps of the solar magnetic field (Yang et al., 2020, Science, 368, 694), and revealing a basal contribution from p-modes to the Alfvénic wave flux in the Sun’s atmosphere (Morton, Weberg & McLaughlin, 2019, Nature Astronomy, 3, 223).… continue to the full article

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Lecturer in Mathematics at Dundee International Institute of Central South University

The University of Dundee is recruiting a Lecturer in Mathematics as part of a new partnership between the University of Dundee and Central South University in China.

This is a teaching and research position, so would include the option to do research with the MHD and Astrophysics group at Dundee: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/science-engineering/research/magnetohydrodynamics-astrophysics

Teaching will take place in Changsha, and the successful candidate is expected to spend at least one semester on the campus in China.

For further details, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CLV852/lecturer-in-mathematics-dundee-international-institute-of-central-south-university

For informal enquires about the MHD and Astrophysics research group, please contact Prof. Gunnar Hornig (g.hornig@dundee.ac.uk).

For further information about this position please contact Mr Andrew Munns (Director of the Dundee International Institute, a.k.munns@dundee.ac.uk).

The closing date is the 23rd of January.… continue to the full article

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Solar Magnetohydrodynamics at the University of Dundee

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral research position in the area of Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). The position is available to work on a project within an STFC consortium grant to study the long-term evolution of the global coronal magnetic field. Topics will include setup and analysis of long-term surface flux transport and coronal magnetic field simulations constrained by solar observations.

The project will be carried out in the MHD group at the University of Dundee, and in collaboration with colleagues at Durham University.

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of MHD and will have extensive experience in computational MHD/hydrodynamics and code development. Experience of topological analysis of magnetic fields is desirable. Experience in solar physics and space weather observations would also be beneficial. Applicants must hold a PhD in solar physics, plasma physics or applied mathematics by the start of the project.

The position is available for three years, from April 1st 2022.

For further details, or to make an application, please go to https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CLW501/postdoctoral-researcher-in-solar-magnetohydrodynamics

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Karen Meyer: kmeyer001@dundee.ac.uk

Closing date: 28th January 2022… continue to the full article

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Instrument scientist position at PMOD/WRC

Instrument Scientist

This position is based around two space missions – one that has started it science phase (Solar Orbiter) and the other (Solar-C) is in the build phase due to be launched in 2027. The missions are focussing on understanding solar activity and its impact. PMOD/WRC were involved in the design and build of two instruments onboard Solar Orbiter (SPICE and EUI), and are actively engaged in the data analysis focussing on the sources of the solar wind and solar flares. PMOD/WRC are PI of the Solar Spectral Irradiance monitor (SoSPIM) on the JAXA Solar-C mission. The instrument is designed to study two wavebands of irradiance, which impact different layers of the Earth’s atmosphere.

More information here:
https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_UEWuJFSNQibYoAuuX3continue to the full article

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Public Engagement Officer at Dunsink Observatory

We are delighted to accept applications for the position of Public Engagement Officer in Data and Space Science at Dunsink Observatory, part of Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative person to run public-facing events including Ireland’s first space-themed escape room, and to develop and deliver new content around the themes of Data Science and Space Science, reflecting the modern, cutting edge work of the DIAS Astronomy and Astrophysics Section. This will include new space weather themed content linked to the Magnetometer Network of Ireland.

Interested candidates should submit an application on our online recruitment system by 5pm on January 20th 2022. For more information visit https://dias.ie/public-engagement-officercontinue to the full article

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PhD Studentships at UCL/MSSL

Dear all,

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics, invites applications for STFC PhD studentships starting in September 2022. We would very much appreciate if you could forward this information to any students in your departments that may have an interest in pursuing a PhD at MSSL.

MSSL is a world-leading space science laboratory. It offers a unique environment, with scientists at the forefront of space science research working alongside top engineers building and testing instruments for space missions. We offer a range of research degrees, including PhDs in space science, astrophysics, climate physics, and systems engineering.

The applications from both UK and non-UK students for Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) studentships remain open until 31 January 2022. The STFC studentship will cover fees and stipends for the 3.5 years of research degree study.
You can find details about the application process here:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl/study/phd-opportunities

We offer the following topics for PhD projects in the area of solar-system research (primary supervisors given in brackets):

Planetary Science:
– Identification of biosignatures on Mars using the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover (Dr Louisa Preston)
– The many influences on comets’ tails (Prof. Geraint Jones)

Solar Physics:
– Spectroscopic signatures of solar flare onset (Prof. Sarah Matthews)
– How do magnetic waves affect plasma composition? (Dr David Long)
– Our Sun, the astrophysical particle accelerator (Dr Hamish Reid)
– Can solar eruptions be forecast using a novel combination of observations and machine learning techniques? (Prof. Lucie Green)

Space Plasma Physics:
– Solar Orbiter: studies of solar wind dynamics (Dr Georgios Nicolaou)
– Investigating the Earth’s magnetosphere using multi-spacecraft measurements (Prof. Andrew Fazakerley)
– Imaging the Earth’s magnetosphere response to solar wind variability (Prof. Graziella Branduardi-Raymont)
– Interactions between electrostatic fluctuations and electrons in the solar wind (Dr Daniel Verscharen)

More details on these projects can be found here:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl/study/phd-opportunities/stfc-phd-projects-2022

Best wishes,

—Daniel Verscharen… continue to the full article

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