PhD Studentship at UCLan on Forecasting Solar Energetic Particle Risk for Space Weather

Applications are invited for a PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute (JHI), within the School of Engineering and Computing at the University of Central Lancashire, on Forecasting Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) risk for Space Weather. The successful candidate will work on a physics-based SEP forecasting tool, and analyse SEP events to investigate the significance of different physical processes on the accuracy of the SEP forecasts. The work is performed in collaboration with JHI and Met Office personnel.

The studentship is funded through the UCLan Doctoral Training Centre for Industry Collaboration and is tenable for up to 3.5 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress]. Both Home and EU/International Applicants may apply but EU/International Applicants will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees between the UK and EU/International fee rates. The studentship will provide successful applicants with an annual stipend in line with UKRI rates (Currently £18,622 per year), subject to satisfactory progress.

It is expected the successful applicant will commence in September 2024.

Applications are due on 11th March 2024. To apply, see instructions at

Please quote the studentship Reference Number DTC12-22-34

For further information, see

Informal project-related enquiries about the post can be made to Timo Laitinen (