PhD students in Space Physics The positions are related to studies of space plasmas
Sort on published: 2019-01-31
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Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden is looking for PhD students in Space Physics. The positions are related to studies of space plasmas
We are looking for PhD students to study fundamental space plasma areas, such as magnetic reconnection sites, shocks, turbulence regions, ionospheres and kinetic processes there.
We are looking for students in each of the following science topics:
- Characterization of energy conversion and identification of the mechanisms of particle acceleration operating in turbulent layers formed at fronts of plasma jets, based on experimental data from the NASA multi-spacecraft MMS mission.
- Understanding of electron heating and energetic electron generation at collisionless shocks, in particular resolving the mechanisms of the non-adiabatic processes using MMS data.
- Understanding Saturn’s ionosphere and the influence of the rings on the ionization balance using models and data acquired during the Grand Finale of the NASA Cassini mission.
The positions are available at the Uppsala office at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), located at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, starting at the latest in the second half of 2019 for a total duration of four years. The PhD students will belong to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University and must therefore fulfill the university requirements. Information on the research education is available at http://www.physics.uu.se and http://www.teknat.uu.se. Information on research at IRF Uppsala can be found at http://www.irfu.se. The Swedish National Space Agency and Swedish Research Council fund the positions.
Applications should include a CV, a short (one-page) letter stating research interests and relevant experience, copies of academic transcripts, completed theses or manuscripts and other relevant publications, and contact information for two professional references.
Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to:
Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden
Deadline for receiving applications is 28 February 2019.
Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-12/19
If your application is sent by e-mail you should get a confirmation that we have received it. If you do not get the confirmation within three days, please contact the registrar: +46-980-790 00.
Please submit your application by 28 February 2019, reference number 2.2.1-12/19
Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: 2.2.1-12/19
Last application date: 2019-02-28