DEPARTMENT of PHYSICS
DIVISION of SCIENCES
Who we are
The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest University and has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand's largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $1.6 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.
Our Physics Department was the first Physics Department established in New Zealand, and was a foundation discipline here at the University. Today, the Department embraces innovative teaching methods, promotes a vigorous research ethos, and is committed both to Physics as a discipline and to its applications.
In this project "The small scales call the shots: the effect of microinstabilities on collisionless cosmic fluids" you will join Dr Jonathan Squire as a Postdoctoral Fellow and assist in theoretical research to understand the dynamics of high-β weakly collisional plasmas. You will also assist in the development of graduate student skills and participate in Physics Department research group activities.
Your Skills and Experience
- Doctorate in physics or closely related field.
- Ideally, have experience in plasma physics theory and/or simulation.
- An interest in astro and space physics.
The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities.
This is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years available from September 2019.
There is no formal closing date and applications will be considered individually. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.