Applicants are invited for a position for data analysis and numerical simulations related to the Moon environment with a focus on the plasma–surface interaction processes.
The selected candidate will work in a successful research group, the Solar System Physics and Space Technology program (SSPT) at IRF. The group conducts active research on the solar system by developing particle instruments for planetary missions, analyzing data, and performing computer simulations.
The tasks include but are not limited to:
Candidates should have completed a PhD in space plasma physics or expect to complete within the next months. We will primarily consider candidates with a degree obtained within the last three years. If you have an older degree and want to refer to special circumstances, such as parental leave, this should be clearly stated in your application.
Experience of working with space particle data is a strong merit. Experience of plasma modelling is a merit.
Programming skills are required. Main languages used are C, C++, Python.
You should be able to work independently. We have a great deal of international contacts, so an ability to collaborate well both within the group and with various international groups is essential. You will be part of an active tight-knit group of engineers and scientists specializing in building space hardware for various spacecraft and conducting active research on solar system physics.