Applications are invited for a tenured position at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Uppsala for studies of the magnetosphere of the Earth, and its interaction with the upper atmosphere, in response to extreme solar wind driving conditions such as violent coronal mass ejections. Of particular interest are energy and plasma exchange between the two major regimes of plasma in the near-Earth environment, and the related flow of very intense electric currents in the auroral and sub-auroral zone under extreme storm-time conditions. We aim to better understand the mechanisms leading to strong geomagnetically-induced currents affecting man-made equipment on the ground.
Our research group carries out research to better understand extreme space weather events and allow improved prognoses of such events and their potential impacts. We conduct scientific studies utilising all sources of available solar wind and magnetospheric data, such as the missions at L1, multi-satellite missions in magnetospheric orbits, other spacecraft in lower orbits and a variety of ground-based instrumentation.
Contact: Professor Hermann Opgenoorth
([email protected], tel. office +46-18-471 5912, mobile +46-76-776 7673).
Closing date: 18 December 2016
Reference number: 2.2.1-304/16
More information: http://www.irf.se/jobb