Postdoctoral Position in Magnetospheric Physics at Umeå University, Sweden

The Department of Physics has about 100 employees. Among them are 13 professors, 28 lecturers, about 45 PhD students and post docs, and 15 technical/administrative staff. The department is involved in undergraduate and graduate education, and research. Active research areas include optical physics, nonlinear physics, plasma physics, general relativity, condensed matter physics and nanotechnology, photonics, biological physics, complex networks, space physics and physics didactics.

To qualify for the position, you should have a PhD degree in space or magnetospheric physics or a closely related area, which preferentially is not more than three years old. Previous experience in using conjugate observations from spacecraft and ground based stations (including optical observations) is a merit. Detailed experience in using and analyzing THEMIS data is especially valued. Good skills in programming as well as in written and spoken English are required. You are expected to have good social skills and good ability to work independently, as well as in collaboration with others.

Scholarship Deadline: April 20, 2012

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