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

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Karen Meyer:

Closing date: 28th January 2022