Lectureship in Space Plasma Physics

A new lectureship position has been created within the Space Plasmas Group at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (based in Holmbury St. Mary near Dorking in Surrey), the home of UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics. The position will entail undertaking internationally competitive research, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including PhD supervision, and assuming an active involvement in the current and future work of the laboratory on international space missions. In collaboration with other group members, the appointee will, in time, be expected to define, lead and execute their own internationally-competitive research program, secure funding to support that program and also to fully contribute to the wider space science program of the department by participating in the identification, definition and leading of international space hardware projects in the future. The group is currently active in the scientific exploitation of data from ESA’s 4-spacecraft Cluster mission as well as a number of other international space missions currently in operation. We are also developing instrumentation for the Solar Orbiter mission (launch 2017) on which we are the Principal Investigator group leading an international consortium building the Solar Wind Analyser (SWA) suite of particle instruments. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in Space Plasma Physics research, have an understanding of instrumentation and its development, and be able to work effectively with and lead engineering teams both within MSSL and in external collaborations.

The post is available from September 1st, 2012. The salary will be in the Lecturer range: £37,012 to £44,166 commensurate with accomplishment and experience.

For further details about the vacancy, job description/person specification and how to apply on line please go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search on Reference Number 1247038. A full CV, publication list and a statement of future research aspirations is required.

Further details about MSSL can be found on http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/ For further information regarding the post contact Prof. Christopher J. Owen (cjo@mssl.ucl.ac.uk). If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact (Libby Daghorn), (ead@mssl.ucl.ac.uk), tel: 01483 204 110.

The closing date for applications is 23rd May 2012