PhD Studentship in Solar Flare Physics at QUB

The School of Mathematics & Physics at Queen’s University Belfast is currently seeking high-quality candidates for a 3.5 year PhD project on the subject of solar flare physics. The successful candidate will work on the analysis and interpretation of solar flare observations from a range of space-based observatories and the potential impact of associated changes in the solar irradiance on Earth’s ionosphere. The position is funded by European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (US Air Force) and includes full UK fees, a living allowance (this was £17,668 for 2022/23 full time study) and additional funding to cover research costs and international travel such as conferences.

Located within the Astrophysics Research Center, the Solar Physics Group has a proven track record of solar and stellar flare research. The Group is a vibrant, highly productive research team currently comprising 4 academic staff, 4 postdoctoral researchers and 5 PhD students. Current group members are advisors for the Max Millennium Program for Solar Flare Research, the SoSpIM instrument on the upcoming Solar-C mission, and NASA’s SNIFS sounding rocket. They also make extensive use of a wide range of solar satellites and ground-based telescopes in Europe and the US.

Applications are due by February 10th and can be found at More information can be found at or by contacting