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Research Fellow in Space Plasma Physics

We seek to appoint a Research Fellow to undertake research in the general area of magnetospheric physics but with emphasis on the magnetospheric substorm.  This project is expected to utilise state-of-the-art data from the ESA Cluster and NASA THEMIS, Van Allen Probes and MMS missions, along with data from ground-based observatories and auroral observations. 

The post holder will join the Space Plasma Physics Group at MSSL and be expected to make use of relevant data from current or previous missions including the ongoing Cluster mission.The appointee will be expected and encouraged to participate in wider group scientific activities along with communicate research through the publications of peer-reviewed journal articles and participation of relevant conferences and workshops.

The post is available until 31st March 2022 with a possible extension subject to funding availability through the Solar System Research Consolidated Grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), or through additional national or international funding sources.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 3rd March 2021.
Lecturer in Space Plasma Physics
A new lectureship position is available within the Space Plasma Group at UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory), located in Holmbury St Mary, near Dorking in Surrey, United Kingdom. The position will entail undertaking internationally-competitive research, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including PhD supervision, and assuming an active involvement in the current and future work of the Department on international space missions. 
In collaboration with other group members, the appointee will, in time, be expected to define, lead and execute their own internationally-competitive research programme, secure funding to support that programme and also to fully contribute to the wider space science programme of the Department by participating in the identification, definition and leading of international space hardware projects in the future. The group is currently active in the scientific exploitation of data from the UCL-led instruments on ESA’s Cluster and Solar Orbiter mission as well as a number of other international space missions currently in operation.
Key Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in Space Plasma Physics research, an active interest in instrumentation and its development, and be able to work effectively with and lead engineering teams both within the Department and in external collaborations.
Closing date for applications: Midnight on 15th March 2021.


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