Research Fellow in Solar Physics (12-months, deadline 12.03.2023)

Applications are invited for a 12-month postdoctoral research position in the area of Solar Physics. The successful candidate will conduct research relevant to STFC’s research remit, and that research will be conducted within the Solar and Space Physics research group at Northumbria University. Further details about the research group can be found here:

This position is funded by a research project grant from STFC (ST/T000384/1) and the project focuses on an investigation into the fundamental physics of Oscillatory Reconnection (a time-dependent, wave-generating reconnection mechanism). You will work primarily with Professor James McLaughlin (PI of the grant). You will initiate, develop and conduct high-quality research in support of the project. The project will require an understanding of MHD wave theory, magnetic reconnection and computational MHD (particular 3D numerical modelling using High Performance Computing). The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of MHD and experience of computational MHD simulations. Experience in magnetic reconnection would also be beneficial.

We also welcome applications that wish to conduct research within other areas of STFC’s research remit, since this research grant also has that flexibility built into it. Given the length of the contract, we will also consider remote working, but only in exceptional circumstances.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor James McLaughlin on The job advert itself can be found here =

Deadline is Sunday 12th March 2023.