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Postdoc: coronal waves in Solar Orbiter/EUI

We are opening a two-year postdoc position for the study of coronal waves in Solar Orbiter/EUI. The position is a collaboration between the Centre for mathematical Plasma Astrophysics (CmPA) of the Department of Mathematics and the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB). The full-time position is shared over both institutes, aimed at 50% shared time at each institute.

The CmPA consists of five professors and more than 40 researchers (Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers) of various international background. CmPA has, among other things, an extensive expertise in mathematical modelling of coronal waves. This project is focusing on the observational counterpart of studying those coronal waves. The research is in the context of an FWO project, which was obtained jointly with ROB (Dr. David Berghmans). The ROB is an internationally renowned institute that is leading several instruments on satellite missions, and one of these is the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager onboard Solar Orbiter. With the first perihelion taking place in autumn 2022, the time is right to get prepared to analyse the data, focusing on the characterisation of high-frequency waves in the corona.

Deadline for application: 4/4/2022
Start date: around 1/7/22, but negotiable
Contract duration: The post is initially for 1y, and after positive evaluation, the contract is extended for at least another year.
Contact person: Tom Van Doorsselaere ( or David Berghmans (… continue to the full article

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2022-23 ING Studentship Programme

We welcome applications for five places on the ING studentship programme 2022/23.

The deadline for applications is

Friday 25th March 2022, 24:00 WET

Details of the programme can be found on:

The programme provides a unique opportunity for up to five PhD, MSc
or undergraduate astronomy students to get hands-on experience of work
at an international observatory. Successful applicants will spend one
year on La Palma, supporting imaging and spectroscopy runs at the
2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) and working on projects supervised
by the ING staff. The studentship programme is open to anyone, but
we particularly welcome applicants from our three partner countries:
the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

We would be grateful if you would draw the attention of suitable
candidates to this opportunity.

Marc Balcells
Director ING… continue to the full article

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PhD Studentships at University of Central Lancashire

Applications are invited for several full time PhD (via MPhil) studentships in Astrophysics, including Solar Physics, in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute (JHI), University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

The studentships are tenable for 3.5 years full-time (subject to satisfactory progress) and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK rates together with a maintenance grant (£15,609 per year 2021/22 rates) for eligible applicants.

The studentships are funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)/University of Central Lancashire/Moses Holden Foundation. The studentships are open to international applicants, however international applicants will be required to pay the difference between the UK and international tuition fee rate.

The projects will be in one of the JHI research areas, depending on the preference of the students ranked highest on the list of applicants. The projects within the Solar Physics group ( are with Dr Daniel Brown, Prof. Silvia Dalla and Prof. Robert Walsh.

For a description of the projects and additional information see:

The listed projects are suggested opportunities offered by JHI staff. If you would like more details or would like to discuss the possibility of related research in solar physics, then please contact the project supervisors directly (

For informal discussion, please email Prof. Derek Ward-Thompson ( or Dr. Mark Norris (

For further information and how to apply, see:

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry via email at quoting the studentship reference number: RS/22/06.

** If you are interested in a specific project/s, please state clearly the project title/s on your application form.

Closing date: 28th February 2022

Proposed interview date: 9th March 2022… continue to the full article

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Solar Physics at Queen’s University Belfast

The School of Mathematics & Physics at Queen’s University Belfast, is seeking a Research Fellow to undertake research within the Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) involving the analysis and interpretation of solar flare datasets.

The successful candidate will work primarily on the analysis and interpretation of Lyman-alpha observations of solar flares from space-based observatories such as SORCE/SOLSTICE, GOES-R/EXIS, MAVEN/EUM, Solar Orbiter/EUI, and SDO/EVE.

You will have access to the F-CHROMA grid of solar flare models generated using the RADYN radiative hydrodynamic code hosted within ARC, and will collaborate closely with colleagues at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center who are developing RADYN to interpret Lyman-alpha flare observations.
The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter should clearly demonstrate you have:
– A PhD in Solar Physics or a closely-related discipline either awarded or submitted by the time of taking up the post.
– At least 3 years relevant research experience in the analysis and interpretation of solar/stellar observations and/or models and simulations.
– A number of refereed publications and/or technical reports in the research field, commensurate with stage of career.
– Ability to program in IDL and/or Python.

Deadline for applications is 28th February 2022, with a start date of 1st April 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 2 years in the first instance, with a possible 2 year extension contingent on funding and performance.

For more details and to apply, please visit: to the full article

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Tenure-track Academic/Researcher Position, University of Liège and Royal Observatory of Belgium

The School of Engineering of the University of Liège and the Royal Observatory of Belgium invite applications for a full-time position to fill their profile CHIPS – Conceiving Hardware to Investigate the Physics of the Sun, open in the framework of the Belgian federal FED-tWIN programme (Programme of sustainable research cooperation between the federal scientific institutes and the universities).

The general objective of the profile is to conceive the next generation of solar space-borne instrumentation by pioneering new technologies and designs optimized for future solar physics. The successful candidate is expected to take a leading role internationally in the conception and development of space instruments for solar physics missions, to acquire competitive research funding, and to aim at excellence in research i.e. by publishing in outstanding journals and giving presentations at the main conferences in the field.

This position involves a part time (50 %) scientific position at the Solar Influences Data analysis Centre of the Royal Observatory of Belgium (SW2 scientific staff, contract of undetermined duration), and a complementary part time (50 %) tenure-track academic position at the School of Engineering of the University of Liège. The successful candidate will be in direct connection with the Centre Spatial de Liège.

Application deadline: 1 March 2022.

The full job announcement can be found at to the full article

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4-year PhD Position in the Space Physics Group at the University of Helsinki, Finland

The PhD project will investigate fine-scale properties (waves, turbulence and structures) of CME plasma in the inner heliosphere, and how these properties relate to large-scale CME structure. Extensive use will be made of observations from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft, which are now reaching distances very close to the Sun.

Applicants are sought with good grades in a Master’s degree in physics or a related subject. The research will involve spacecraft data analysis and comparison to theory. Some background in plasma physics and/or data analysis is desirable. The PhD will fully equip the successful candidate with the skills necessary to pursue a career in research.

The position is fully funded by the Academy of Finland for 4 years, with additional funding available for travel to international conferences. The successful candidate will be joining a growing and dynamic research group at the University of Helsinki, during an exciting time in solar wind research.

The position is available now, and will be open until filled. If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a short cover letter, CV, degree transcript and contact details of two referees to Dr Simon Good [simon.good(at)] by 20 February 2022. General enquiries [sent to simon.good(at)] are also welcome.… continue to the full article

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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 . Further information on the research group can be found here

To apply for this vacancy please visit

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).

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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:

For details of how to apply, see:

For informal questions, please contact the relevant supervisor, and/or contact Professor James McLaughlin (

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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