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Research Fellow in Solar Wind Origins 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory), University College London (UCL). In particular, the funding is awarded to pursue original research addressing key questions in solar and heliospheric physics, including finding and understanding the source regions of the various states of the solar wind, and determining the physical mechanisms responsible for heating and accelerating the wind originating from disparate regions. The postholder will join the Space Plasma Physics Group at the Department of Space and Climate Physics and perform scientific research into the origins, evolution and fundamental processes of the solar wind. The appointee will be expected to perform scientific investigations using the state-of-the-art EUI and SWA data which are being collected by MSSL's PI/Co-PI instruments on Solar Orbiter (launched in February 2020), together with other relevant datasets from other instruments on the mission, and from current or previous missions, such as PSP and Helios.

The successful candidate should hold or expect to hold, a PhD in Physics (closely related disciplines will also be considered). The postholder should have knowledge of fundamental space plasma and/or solar physics along with the ability to present results of complex scientific studies effectively through scientific publication, written and oral presentations. The ability to develop data analysis routines using environments such as Python, C, C++, IDL and MATLAB is also an essential requirement of the post.

A job description, person specification and to apply please click on the following URL: https://tinyurl.com/Solar-Wind-Origins

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Andrew Fazakerley (a.fazakerley@ucl.ac.uk). However, if you are having difficulty accessing the on-line recruitment system please contact Suzanne Winter (s.winter@ucl.ac.uk) for advice.

Closing Date: 2 January 2023

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