12 Early-Stage Researcher positions open in Space Weather Awareness Training Network (SWATNet)

The Space Weather Awareness Training Network (SWATNet) is a Marie – Sklodowska – Curie Action Innovative Training Network (ITN) project. The project aims at breakthroughs in our physical understanding of the key agents of Space Weather.

We are now in the process of hiring 12 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) to pursue their PhD degrees. The project is funded by the European Commission under the framework of the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks Programme, Grant Agreement No 955620.

SWATNet educates 12 PhD students in the field of heliophysics with training led by experienced supervisors in a  challenging, inherently international and interdisciplinary research environment. The consortium consists of nine Parties from eight European countries, as well as several recognized companies in the field. The PhD projects focus on analysing and forecasting solar activity, solar eruptions and energetic particles  accelerated by these eruptions. Students will use state-of-the-art observations and research techniques, including cutting-edge numerical simulations of the solar corona and the inner heliosphere, as well as machine learning analysis methods.  All students will be introduced to the basics of solar observations at our partner observatory and conduct 1-3 months of industrial training. The ITN provides a very competitive salary and additional mobility and family allowances

The positions are limited to a duration of 36 months and they are full-time. This period includes an obligatory 6-12 month period of project related work (i.e., Secondment) in another SWATNet host country. The positions may be extended according to national regulations and depending on the availability of additional funds. Students do not need to defend their thesis during the project, but must be enrolled in a doctoral programme leading to the award of joint/double doctoral degrees.

The deadline of the applications is 7 May 2021 [at 23:59 local time at the host]. The application period may however vary due to the local university rules/times, see the project descriptions

See the eligibility, selection criteria, project descriptions and instructions how to apply from