Postdoctoral position at Newcastle University, UK

£27,831 - £29,515 per annum Research Assistant (without PhD)
£30,395 - £34,188 per annum Research Associate (with PhD)

Closing date: 8 September 2019

The School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics is looking to hire a Research Assistant/Associate to work with Prof. Tami Rogers and Dr. Paul Bushby on the Leverhulme awarded grant entitled: “Imhomogeneous MHD in hot Jupiter Atmospheres”. The goal of this project is to understand how the variable conductivity, driven by the asymmetric day-night heating, affects the atmospheric winds and potential ohmic heating.

You will be required to understand basic hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), adapt and run numerical MHD code, communicate science well and work effectively in a group. Demonstrated experience doing all of these tasks is required for shortlisting. You will have numerical programming skills, good scientific writing and excellent oral communication. The post holder will work with the PI, Dr. Tamara Rogers, CoI Dr. Paul Bushby and a PhD student working on a similar topic.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Tami Rogers

This post is fixed term until 13.08.2021

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The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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