A two-year position as Post-Doctoral Researcher is available at the Institute for Solar Physics of Stockholm University.
The Institute for Solar Physics is part of the Astronomy department of Stockholm University and is presently expanding by hiring scientific staff - both observationally and theoretically oriented - as well as technical staff. The Institute operates the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST) on La Palma, which is one of the largest solar telescopes in the world. The group has strong collaborations with other world-leading research groups in solar physics. Observing campaigns regularly combine data from the SST and space missions such as the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).
The postdoctoral researcher is expected to work on the physics of the solar chromosphere and transition region using one or more of the following approaches:
- radiation-MHD simulations
- non-LTE radiative transfer modeling
- analysis of observations from the SST, IRIS and SDO
The Astronomy department of Stockholm University consists of about 14 faculty professors/lecturers, another 15 senior and postdoctoral researchers, and over 20 PhD students. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has an international character. Most Stockholm researchers have an international background and English is commonly used both at the department and in daily life.
Candidates must have a PhD by the starting date, but the degree must not be older than five years on the day of the application deadline. (Exceptions may be allowed under special circumstances.)
The two-year, full-time position is available immediately, but a later starting date can be negotiated.
The application must be written in English and should contain:
– personal letter,
– list of publications,
– copy of the PhD degree,
– research plan (max two pages),
– other documents the applicant wants to include,
– two letters of recommendations to be sent in separately.
The applicant must ask the reference persons to send their recommendation letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference SU FV-0129-14 in the subject line.
Please send your application, marked with reference number SU FV-0129-14, no later than February 28, 2014, as PDF documents by e-mail to: email@example.com. Please be sure to include the reference number SU FV-0129-14 also in the subject line.