Research Associate in Radiation Belt Dynamics

University of Sheffield - Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 March 2021

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Department: Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Salary: Grade 7, £30,688 to £38,833 per annum, with potential to progress to £42,418 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? We have an exciting opportunity in the University of Sheffield’s Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering for someone to join a project seeking new insight in the dynamics of waves that are critical to the processes of electron acceleration and loss within the radiation belts. This STFC funded project will focus on the analysis of data from the Cluster Inner Magnetosphere Campaign, as well as THEMIS, Van Allen Probes and other Cluster data.

You will have experience of working with relevant spacecraft datasets, experience in commonly used spacecraft data processing methodology and a good understanding of relevant space plasma theory. You will be to work both independently and as part of team, to deliver high quality research and journal publications. You will hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant area, for example space plasma physics, plasma physics, solar –terrestrial physics, analysis of spacecraft data, or have equivalent experience.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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