Job Advertisement: Expires 1st July 2008
STFC Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Solar Physics) -
Three Year Limited Term Position
Centre for Astrophysics,
School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences,
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Salary - Grade F or, where experience is sufficient, Grade G
Applications are invited for a three-year STFC-funded Postdoctoral
Research Assistant post to undertake research in Solar Physics with Dr
The project involves collaborative and individual research in the area
of Solar Physics with particular emphasis on coronal physics and the
analysis of Hinode observational datasets. Specific emphasis will be
placed on the development of Bayesian analysis methods (BAMs) necessary
to analyse the resulting multi-wavelength observations. These BAMs will
be employed to better constrain the determination of coronal
oscillations as well as the determination of the temperature and density
structure of the solar atmosphere.
Candidates should have at least three years' experience in Solar
Physics (at PhD level of above), and should hold a BSc and a PhD
(awarded or imminent) in an appropriate subject. Experience in
coordinating multi-instrument, multi-wavelength solar observing
campaigns and in related software (IDL, Solarsoft) is essential. Also a
familiarity with Bayesian analysis methodology as well as the
theoretical background to solar atmospheric dynamic behaviour is highly
An application form and further details are available at
Alternatively, for an application package phone Human Resources
(Personnel) during office hours on +44 (0)1772 892324, or fax on +44
(0)1772 892933. Quote the reference number 157A-30-05.
It is requested that the completed application form, together with a
full curriculum vitae and bibliography along with references from two
referees arrive by the initial closing date of 1st July 2008.
References should be emailed or sent directly to Dr. Robert Walsh -
rwwalsh=40uclan.ac.uk; phone +44 (0)1772 893557; fax +44 (0)1772 892996.
Application form, CV and bibliography should be sent to Human Resources
- humanresources=40uclan.ac.uk or postal address as below:
University of Central Lancashire
For general information on the University and the Department visit
www.uclan.ac.uk and www.star.uclan.ac.uk . For further information
and informal enquires, please contact Dr Walsh.
It is planned that interviews will be held during week beginning 14th
July 2008 although this will be confirmed with the interviewees.
Commencing date for the post is negotiable but the successful candidate
should be willing to start as soon as possible.
Reference number: 157A-3-05
Closing date: 1st July 2008, at 5.15pm
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