Lecturer in Theoretical Plasma Physics and / or Space Science
Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences
South Kensington Campus
Salary range: £46,970 – £52,350 per annum
Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Theoretical Plasma Physics and / or Space Science, based in the Department of Physics. We are seeking candidates from a broad range of related topics, including theoretical plasma physics and space plasma physics. The ability to span several complementary areas of research will be a distinct advantage.
The Space-Plasma-Climate (SPC) section is a newly-formed unit within the Department of Physics and draws together 29 academic staff from the Plasma, Space and Atmospheric and Astrophysics research groups. It has a diverse range of research interests including: high density plasmas; inertial confinement fusion; exoplanets and planet formation; MHD plasma modelling; fundamental plasma processes such as reconnection, turbulence and shocks; planetary plasma physics; experimental laboratory astrophysics, space instrumentation; and magnetic confinement fusion. Some significant and relevant roles within the section include: the MAGPIE Z-pinch experiment; the Institute for Shock Physics; major collaborations with AWE and LLNL; PI of the magnetometer investigation on the Solar Orbiter mission (launch 2018); and PI of the magnetometer investigation of the JUICE mission (launch 2022).
A key goal of the formation of the SPC section is to enhance interactions between its research areas and we are now seeking a candidate whose research interests cover or complement one or more of those listed above. We particularly seek candidates who can work across several areas, for example covering similar processes in both laboratory and space plasmas. This could be theoretical, simulation-based, possibly supporting existing experimental programmes, or a combination of these. This post therefore represents an opportunity for an excellent candidate to harness the world-class expertise within the SPC section to develop an enduring research programme which supports and extends our existing scientific, mission and facility portfolio.
The successful candidate will be expected to have a proven commitment to excellence in teaching at the university level, and previous experience of university teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and of postgraduate student supervision.
In line with the Department’s Athena SWAN programme, we particularly welcome female applicants.
The post is available immediately.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professors Roland Smith (Head of the Plasma Physics Group: email: firstname.lastname@example.org ), Michele Dougherty (PI, Cassini and JUICE, email: email@example.com ) or Tim Horbury (PI, Solar Orbiter, email: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Applications should be made by submitting the completed Lecturer (Clinical and Non-Clinical) application and Recruitment monitoring form, along with your full CV, to be sent via email to Ms Angela Kehoe, Senior HR Manager, Telephone: 00 44 (0) 20 7594 5653, e-mail: email@example.com, quoting reference number NS2016208KL
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Closing Date: 6th December 2016 (Midnight GMT)