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Postdoctoral Positions in Coronal Modelling at the Space Physics Group, University of Helsinki, Finland

Postdoctoral Positions in Coronal Modelling at the Space Physics Group, University of Helsinki, Finland


University of Helsinki

The Space Physics Group at the Department of Physics ( is a leading European space physics group specialised both in observations and modelling of space plasmas. Our current research areas include physics of coronal mass ejections, their influence in the magnetospheric dynamics, as well as reconnection, shocks and particle acceleration. We are leading a Finnish Centre of Excellence ( We offer a position in a dynamic and international research group, with a possibility to network and to develop as a researcher. As our Centre of Excellence also builds and launches CubeSats establishing new technologies with cutting edge scientific payloads, our community extends from space physics to space technology and entrepreneurial startups.

Helsinki, Finland


Relevant division
Solar-Terrestrial Sciences (ST)

Full time



Required education

Application deadline
15 September 2019

6 August 2019

Job description

We are now opening two postdoctoral positions in the field of modelling of the solar corona. These positions are involved in the ERC Consolidator Grant project SolMAG (Unraveling the structure solar flux ropes and their magnetosheaths; One of the positions is involved to the development of data-driven coronal models (magnetofrictional and MHD simulations), the other one includes more applying the simulations and interpreting the simulation results. The candidate should have a good knowledge in space plasma physics as well as coding experience (e.g., Python, C/C++). The other useful skills include expertise in supercomputer environments, parallel computations, and coronal observations.

The positions can start at the earliest 1 Oct 2019 and are for two years at least. The positions are open until they are filled.

How to apply

For specifics about the position, contact Associate Professor Emilia Kilpua (emilia.kilpua ‘at’

Interested candidates should send their informal application, CV, list of publications, and maximum of three names to act as references to Mila Hyytinen (mila.hyytinen ‘at’