4-year PhD Position in the Space Physics Group at the University of Helsinki, Finland

The PhD project will investigate fine-scale properties (waves, turbulence and structures) of CME plasma in the inner heliosphere, and how these properties relate to large-scale CME structure. Extensive use will be made of observations from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft, which are now reaching distances very close to the Sun.

Applicants are sought with good grades in a Master’s degree in physics or a related subject. The research will involve spacecraft data analysis and comparison to theory. Some background in plasma physics and/or data analysis is desirable. The PhD will fully equip the successful candidate with the skills necessary to pursue a career in research.

The position is fully funded by the Academy of Finland for 4 years, with additional funding available for travel to international conferences. The successful candidate will be joining a growing and dynamic research group at the University of Helsinki, during an exciting time in solar wind research.

The position is available now, and will be open until filled. If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a short cover letter, CV, degree transcript and contact details of two referees to Dr Simon Good [simon.good(at)helsinki.fi.s] by 20 February 2022. General enquiries [sent to simon.good(at)helsinki.fi] are also welcome.