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).

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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.