Ref. No. SU FV-3123-18
at the Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 31 October 2018.
The Institute for Solar Physics at the Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University invites applications for a postdoc position. The successful candidate will work on Determination of solar chromospheric magnetic fields with applications to space weather predictions.
This work is part of a large project titled Research to develop, verify and quality control the infrastructure for warnings of extreme and dangerous solar storms which is funded by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. The project is a collaboration between the Institute for Solar Physics in Stockholm, the Institute for Space Physics in Uppsala, and the Swedish Defence Research Agency.
The candidate will work mainly with Dr. Sanja Danilovic, Dr. Jaime de la Cruz Rodriguez and Dr. Jorrit Leenaarts on the further development and application of an inversion code that can reliably invert spectropolarimetric data from solar chromospheric lines such as Ca II 8542 and He I 10830. The ultimate goal is to develop a user-friendly inversion code that can be used to derive force-free chromospheric boundary conditions for both global and local magnetic field extrapolations or drive magneto-frictional models. These can be used as input to space weather applications such as forecasting the evolution of coronal mass ejections.
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.
Experience in the inversion of spectropolarimetric data, non-LTE radiative transfer and significant programming experience are assets. The ability to work well in a collaborative project is important.
Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date january 2019 or as per agreement.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Sanja Danilovic email@example.com.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and email@example.com (SEKO).
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.
Please include the following information with your application
- Your contact details and personal data
- Your highest degree
- Your language skills
- Contact details for 2 references (Letters of recommendation, no more than 3 files, should be sent by the referees no later than 31 October 2018 directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
and, in addition, please include the following documents
- Cover letter
- CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
- Research proposal (no more than 2 pages) describing:
– why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
– why and how you wish to complete the project
– what makes you suitable for the project in question
- Copy of PhD diploma
- Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.
You are welcome to apply!
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Closing date: 31/10/2018
Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018