University of Oslo, Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Solar/Stellar Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
University of Oslo
Department Name: 
Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Postboks 1029 Blindern
City: 
Oslo
State/Province: 
Oslo
Zip/Postal: 
0315
Country: 
Norway
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is connected to the project “Exploring Millimeter Indicators of Solar-Stellar Activity“ (EMISSA) with a duration of 3 years. The EMISSA project combines observations of the Sun and stars of different spectral types with the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) and three-dimensional atmosphere models for a comparative study of solar/stellar activity with the Sun as a fundamental reference.  

The EMISSA project is part of the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS), which is a centre of excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway and the University of Oslo, and will benefit from synergies with the ERC-funded SolarALMA team at Oslo and an ESO-funded ALMA Development Study in co-operation with Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden.     

The successful candidate will work on numerical simulations of stellar atmospheres (incl. the Sun) with particular emphasis on radiative transfer calculations but also on the processing and analysis of observations with ALMA in co-operation with the Solar ALMA team at RoCS and with international collaborators.

The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in astronomy/astrophysics or a related discipline. We seek a candidate with a background preferably in solar or stellar physics, who has experience with numerical simulations and/or the analysis of observations incl. the handling of large data sets. Experience in radiative transfer and (magneto)-hydrodynamic simulations is welcomed. Experience with radio astronomy and/or interferometry is considered an asset. The candidate will have to program in IDL/Python. Programming skills are therefore an essential requirement. A good command of written and spoken English is required.

 

Included Benefits: 

Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Applications must be sent via the webform: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/165441/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-in-solar-stellar-physics

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Sven Wedemeyer
Title: 
Associate Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Oslo
Department Name: 
Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Postboks 1029 Blindern
City: 
Oslo
State/Province: 
Oslo
Zip/Postal Code: 
0315
Country: 
Norway
Phone: 
48420254
Email: 
sven.wedemeyer@astro.uio.no
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Sven Wedemeyer
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Solar/Stellar Physics
Email: 
sven.wedemeyer@astro.uio.no