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Space Physics: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Deadline January 31st 2020

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

A PhD position is available at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Section. This position will be part of a new Space Science team led by Dr. Caitriona Jackman and funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

DIAS Astrophysics comprises more than 35 researchers working on a range of topics including Solar Physics, Space Weather, and Magnetospheric Science, with innovative analysis approaches including the latest in data analytics and machine learning. DIAS researchers use data from spacecraft including Cassini at Saturn, Juno at Jupiter, WIND at Earth, and from telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. The group operate a number of instruments at the Rosse Observatory in Birr Castle, Ireland, and lead the I-LOFAR radio telescope project.

The PhD project will focus on the physics of Jupiter’s magnetosphere, utilising data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Juno spacecraft to probe the relationship between the dynamic magnetic field and plasma environment at Jupiter and the planet’s powerful auroral emissions. An undergraduate degree including physics and/or mathematics is desired, and computational ability (including programming in languages such as Python) would be considered an advantage.

The deadline for applications is Friday January 31st 2020 at 5pm GMT.
Preferred start date: September 7th 2020.
Duration 4 years.

For specifics about the positions, contact Dr. Caitriona Jackman

Interested candidates should apply online via:

The application should include: a covering letter, a CV, a transcript of university grades, and a maximum of three names to act as references.

Deadline for applications is close of business on 31 January 2020

Funding Notes

€18,500 per year, tax free

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