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Research Assistant or Research Fellow (2 posts)

Fixed Term Contract from 1 April 2013 until 31 March 2015 (with a possibility for further extension).

The Centre for Fusion, Space & Astrophysics at the University of Warwick is seeking two ambitious post-doctoral researchers to work within the project "Magnetohydrodynamic wave diagnostics of the solar atmosphere in the era of transformative high-resolution observations". The positions are funded by an ERC Advanced Grant held by Valery Nakariakov, and this team will include at least two PhD students as well. The project comprises of the analysis of data obtained with space-borne telescopes including SDO, Hinode, STEREO and RHESSI, and future missions, and ground-based observational facilities, and analytical and numerical modelling of these phenomena, including high-performance MHD and plasma simulations, and plasma diagnostics.

You must hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Experiences in solar data analysis, MHD wave theory and plasma physics will be a strong advantage.

The positions are available from April 2013, initially for two years.

In addition to a completed application form you should also submit a signed covering letter with a concise description of your research accomplishments and interests and relevant experience, as well as a CV including a full publication list.

Informal enquiries: Professor Valery Nakariakov (V dot Nakariakov at warwick dot ac dot uk).

Further details and the link to the application form

The closing date/time for applications is midnight (British time) at the end of Monday 11 February 2013.