UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics


Job Vacancies

Details of currently available positions at MSSL are detailed below. Please note that unfortunately we cannot take unsolicited applications for jobs.

Current Vacancies:

Research Fellow (Solar Orbiter SWA Operations Team)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to join the Operations team for the Solar Wind Analyser (SWA) Investigation on the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter Mission.   The mission was launched from Kennedy Space Center on the night of 9/10 February 2020.  SWA is a suite of 3 scientific sensors, serviced by a central DPU, to detect charged particles in the solar wind close to the Sun.  The post-holder will assume a central role in the SWA Operations team based in the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory, MSSL) at University College London (UCL).  The team is responsible for all SWA commanding, data handling, calibration and archiving, and instrument health monitoring activities during the ~10yr lifetime of the mission.  This will involve close collaboration with existing team members, the ESA Science Operations Centre in Madrid, Mission Operations Centre teams in Germany and SWA partners in Rome, Toulouse, Texas and Michigan.

The post is funded under the MSSL SWA Operations Grant from UKSA/STFC until 30 March 2022, in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 21st May 2020.

Further details on this position and how to apply can be found on the UCL jobs page.

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