Multiple PhD Opportunities

UCL - Mullard Space Science Laboratory

PhD 3.5 years Surrey, UK

Uploaded 14 Dec 2020

Job Description

UCL has multiple STFC PhD Projects available, starting in September 2021:

  • Effect of Particle Traps on the Disk Chemistry and the Future Composition of Planet
  • Unveiling the diversity and architecture of extrasolar planets
  • Magnetars and neutron stars emission – model development in the IXPE/eXTP era
  • The cosmic evolution of star-forming galaxies
  • Chemodynamics of the Milky Way and other Galaxies
  • Multi-messenger astrophysics of gravitational wave sources: spin-interaction of EMRI with a pulsar
  • Euclid Cosmic Shear
  • AI-based statistical inference for cosmology
  • How does the coronal magnetic field influence energy deposition location and mechanisms during sunquakes?
  • Development of composite multiferroic materials for application in spacecraft refrigeration and the decarbonisation of ground-based heating and cooling
  • Studies of the Solar Wind Charged Particle Populations
  • Investigating the physics of the solar wind and its origin at the Sun using Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe
  • Explosive energy release in space plasmas: unravelling the magnetospheric dynamics of substorms
  • Pickup ion signatures in Saturn’s system
  • Studying Comets with X-Rays

There are also other PhD opportunities at UCL, offered by:

  • Astrophysics group at Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science
  • Cosmoparticle Initiative

We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact prospective supervisors before they apply and discuss the research project with the prospective supervisor. 

The Department of Space and Climate Physics is an Institute of Physics' Juno Practitioner, which recognises and celebrates good employment practices for women working in higher education and research. UCL has a Silver Athena SWAN award from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), and a Bronze award under ECU’s new Race Equality Charter for higher education.

The deadlines for applications are 13th January 2021 for non-UK students and 29th January 2021 for UK students.

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Person Specification

An upper second-class Bachelor’s degree, or a second-class Bachelor’s degree together with a Master's degree from a UK university in a relevant subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification.