In continuation of the ERC-supported research on Astrophysical Dynamos at Nordita (see http://www.nordita.org/~brandenb/AstroDyn/), there will be post-doc positions in local helioseismology and the formation of active regions and sunspots, supported through the Swedish Research Council. The successful candidate will be working on forward modeling to infer seismic signatures from magnetic flux concentrations beneath the solar surface and on numerical models of radiation magnetohydrodynamics to explain the spontaneous formation of active regions and ultimately sunspots. Senior members of the Nordita dynamo group include Dhrubaditya Mitra, Matthias Rheinhardt, and Axel Brandenburg. Close ties exist also with Göran Scharmer and his group at the Institute for Solar Physics.
The positions are for 2 years and can in exceptional cases be prolonged by up to two more years. The salary is negotiable and will be in the range from 28,000 to 34,000 Swedish Krona (SEK) per month. The positions will start on Sept 1st, 2013, or some other date agreed upon.
The applications should include a curriculum vitae together with a list of publications, 3 letters of recommendation, as well as a research plan. The application deadline is February 1, 2013, and applications must be filed though our web interface http://apps.nordita.org/.
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.