Research Fellows in Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group

St Andrews, Fife
11 Jan 2022
10 Feb 2022

Fixed Term: 24 months, Start: 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter

The Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group has openings for two Research Fellows to work in the field of solar or magnetospheric physics. Funded by an STFC Consolidated Grant, this project will mainly be in collaboration with Profs I De Moortel, A Hood, D Mackay, T Neukirch and C Parnell and Drs V Archontis and A Wright. Preference will be given to applicants with interests in (i) coronal heating and (ii) global magnetic field modelling, but we encourage applications by candidates from all areas of solar and magnetospheric physics. You should have completed or expect to obtain shortly a PhD in either solar physics or magnetospheric physics or a closely related subject.

This post is initially for a term of 24 months. The start date will be 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries to Prof Thomas Neukirch, email:, Prof Ineke De Moortel, email: , or Prof Duncan Mackay, email:

Also check the on-line details at

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:

Please quote ref: AR2640MR

Closing Date: 4 February 2022

Further Particulars: AR2640MR FPs.doc