Research Fellow - Space & Climate Physics

University College London

PhD Fixed Term Dorking, UK

Uploaded 15 Mar 2020

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory) to undertake research in the area of space plasma physics, with particular emphasis on studies of solar wind that are relevant to the ESA Solar Orbiter mission.  The appointee will be expected to use relevant data from current or previous missions to perform scientific investigations prior to the availability of the state-of-the-art SWA data which will be collected by Solar Orbiter following the launch in February 2020. The appointee will be expected and encouraged to participate in wider group scientific activities, including more general preparations for future space plasma research missions. 

Person Specification

The successful applicant should hold or be expected to hold a PhD in Physics or closely related discipline or have equivalent experience. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £28,331- £30,046 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Knowledge of fundamental plasma physics, the ability to develop data analysis routines using environments such as Python, C, C++, Perl, IDL, Matlab, MySQL, HTML, and the ability to present results of complex scientific studies effectively through scientific publication, written and oral presentations are essential requirements for this post.