Research Positions in Solar Physics and Data Science

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen

Type of Job

Scientist

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Job Code: So2020

Job offer from July 27, 2020

Multiple Research Positions in Solar Physics and Data Science at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Goettingen, Germany (ref. So2020)

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Goettingen, Germany, invites applications for several research positions in solar physics.

The positions are available in the Solar and Stellar In-teriors Department starting as soon as September 2020 for a period of two years, with the possibil-ity of an extension.

The start date is negotiable. In case of travel restrictions due to the coronavirus cri-sis, remote work may be possible at the beginning of the employment period.

A number of observational and theoretical projects are available:

(1) Solar Rossby waves as probes of the solar interior,

(2) Solar rotating convection: modes of large-scale convection,

(3) Contribution to the devel-opment of the next-generation radiative convection code WHOLESUN,

(4) Solar polar flows: helioseismol-ogy and granulation tracking applied to Solar Orbiter/PHI observations,

(5) Sun-Earth connections: space weather and space climate,

(6) Methods of helioseismology: forward and inverse problems, analysis and interpretation of observations

(7) Space missions: design of future solar space mission concepts and in-volvement in ongoing mission proposals.

The successful candidates will have a background in physics, astrophysics, fluid dynamics, applied math-ematics, data science, or machine learning and should have a Ph.D. or M.Sc. in physics, astrophysics, geophysics, applied mathematics, scientific computing, or computer science.

Applications should include a cover letter (less than two pages) summarizing the candidate's achievements and interests (mention one or more of the topics listed above), a curriculum vitae, a full list of publications highlighting the candidate's two best publications, the names of three references, and a proposed start date.

Please send your appli-cation as a single PDF file to gizon-office@mps.mpg.de with ''So2020" in the subject line. Candidates should arrange for at least one letter of recommendation to be emailed to the same address.

Applications will be reviewed starting 24 August 2020 until the positions are filled. Remuneration is according to the German public salary scale TVöD E13 (E14 in exceptional cases). Social security bene-fits are in accordance with the public service regulations.

MPS is conveniently located on the North Campus of the University of Goettingen, next to the faculties of astrophysics, geophysics, and geosciences and within 15 minutes of the faculty of applied mathematics and other Max Planck Institutes.
The Max Planck Society strives to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are under-represented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. Applications from disabled persons are encouraged and will be favored in the case of equally qualified applicants.

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