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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - UOD1358

Dundee City (GB)
£36,024 - £44,263 per annum
Closing date
1 Apr 2024

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join the Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and Astrophysics group at the University of Dundee as a Postdoctoral Researcher, to study the long-term evolution of the Sun's global coronal magnetic field. The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of MHD and will have experience in computational MHD/hydrodynamics and code development. Topics will include setup and analysis of long-term surface flux transport and coronal magnetic field simulations constrained by solar observations.

This is a fixed-term appointment for 17 months.

Your priorities will include:

  • Preparation and analysis of solar observational data.
  • Setup and analysis of numerical surface flux transport (SFT) simulations constrained by solar observational data.
  • Validation and optimization of SFT simulations, based on comparison with observational time series.
  • Analysis of long-term global coronal magnetic field simulations.

See the attached role description for further details.

Who we're looking for:

  • A PhD in solar physics, plasma physics or applied mathematics.
  • Experience in computational MHD/hydrodynamics and code development.
  • A developing track record of publication in high quality academic journals.
  • Experience of presentation of research outcomes at national and/or international conferences.
  • Proficiency in appropriate software packages and/or programming languages, e.g. Python, IDL. * Experience of topological analysis of magnetic fields (desirable).
  • Experience with solar physics and space weather observations (desirable).

For further information about this position, please contact Dr Karen Meyer:

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