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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Solar Physics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Solar Physics and Space Weather Group at DIAS Dunsink Observatory in collaboration with the recently established Solar Physics Group at Dublin City University (DCU). The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has a vibrant and inclusive community of about 30 researchers working on solar physics, space weather, planetary science, star formation, and high-energy astrophysics. 

The successful applicant will undertake original research in solar physics, with particular emphasis on using multi-wavelength remote-sensing observations from the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) and Solar Orbiter to probe the origin and evolution of energetic particles in the solar corona. In addition to working closely with the Solar Groups at DIAS and DCU, the successful applicant will be expected to disseminate results via refereed publications and presentations at national and international conferences.

This position is available for 2 years starting as soon as possible (with a possibility of extension to 3 years).  Remuneration is based on Science Foundation Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship team member budget scales (available here) and starting salary will depend on experience. The appointee will be subject to the general Irish public sector regulations as regards annual leave, sick leave, pension entitlements etc. Applicants need to have a PhD in solar physics or a closely related field. A good command of English, to at least IELTS level 6.5, is required for international applicants. Experience with programming in Python is required. 

Interested candidates should submit an application through the DIAS online e-recruitment system by 17:00 Irish time on 13 November 2023 at this link https://dias.ie/postdocfellow. The application should consist of the following uploaded as one single pdf file:

  • Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum)
  • Statement of research interests and career goals (2 pages maximum)
  • Publication list
  • Names of 2 referees

Detailed enquiries regarding the research project can be made to Dr David Long (d.long ‘at’ qub.ac.uk) and Prof. Peter Gallagher (peter.gallagher “at” dias.ie), while submission enquiries can be directed to astrophysics “at” dias.ie. 

At DIAS we are committed to building an inclusive scientific community, distinguished by scientific excellence, gender balance, and diversity. The DIAS Gender Equality and Inclusion Action Plan may be found here and we welcome applications from suitably qualified talented candidates of all genders and backgrounds.