The post-doctoral position is connected to the project “Vortex flows and magnetic tornadoes on the Sun and cool stars”, which combines high-resolution observations of the Sun with world-leading facilities like the ground-based Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST) and the space-borne observatories Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) and advanced numerical simulations with the state-of-the-art 3-D radiative magnetohydrodynamics computer codes Bifrost and CO5BOLD. The aim is to identify the relevant physical processes behind the formation of magnetic tornadoes and the related energy transport in the Sun and in cool red dwarf stars.
The successful candidate will contribute to the VORTEX project and work in a team both on observational and numerical modelling aspects.
The fellowship is for a period of up to 3 years. The preferred starting date is April 1st, 2014 or earlier. A later starting date can be negotiated but the position will end at latest on March 31st, 2017.
• PhD degree or equivalent in astrophysics, astronomy or space sciences
• Background preferably in solar or stellar physics
• Experience with 2D/3D numerical simulations and/or the analysis of observations
• Programming skills (Fortran90 and IDL needed for the project)
• A good command of written and spoken English.
Pay grade: 57 – 64 (NOK 473 400 - 538 700 per year depending on qualifications and seniority)
Please apply electronically at
Application deadline: 30 November 2013
Reference number: 2013/12624
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.