Research Fellow in Solar Magnetohydrodynamics
- NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY
- Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
- 15 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 11 Apr 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
- Job Type
- Academic Posts, Research Fellowships
- Contract Type
- Full Time
ABOUT THE ROLE
Applications are invited for a 36-month postdoctoral research position in the area of Solar Magnetohydrodynamics. The successful candidate will conduct research relevant to understanding how stored energy can be released from magnetised plasmas via time-dependent, wave-generating magnetic reconnection. This position is funded by a research project grant from STFC (ST/X001008/1) and the project focuses on a comprehensive investigation into the fundamental physics of Oscillatory Reconnection (a time-dependent, wave-generating reconnection mechanism). The exact project title is “The fundamental physics of time-dependent magnetic reconnection with a specific interest in the applicability to Quasi-Periodic Pulsations”. You will work primarily with Professor James McLaughlin (PI of 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 and/or solar physics observations would also be beneficial.
For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor James McLaughlin on email@example.com.
The successful candidate will join the Solar and Space Physics research group. Further details about the research group can be found here: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/mathematics-physics-and-electrical-engineering/research/solar-and-space-physics/
For further information about the role, please see the Role Description and Person Specification.
We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about Relocation Assistance.
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