CEDAR email: Research Associate in High-latitude thermospheric neutral density changes – Lancaster University, UK

Kosch, Mike m.kosch at lancaster.ac.uk
Tue Sep 3 10:59:02 MDT 2013

Research Associate in High-latitude thermospheric neutral density changes – Lancaster University, UK
Applications are invited for a 3-year post-doctoral research post funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The post is in the Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science Group in the Department of Physics at Lancaster University. We are looking for a talented, dedicated and enthusiastic research scientist to work on extracting the long-term neutral density trend of the polar thermosphere associated with climate change as well as the polar thermosphere’s response to the solar cycle and geomagnetic storms.
The project aims to make a major step forward in the understanding of long-term climate change on the Earth’s polar upper atmosphere. To this end, we have developed a unique technique to extract neutral density from incoherent scatter radar data, which has been verified by in-situ satellite drag measurements. The project consists of selecting and analysing data from 30 years of EISCAT radar operations, both in the polar cap and auroral zone. In addition, field work in northern Norway is required for active experiments using the EISCAT ionospheric modification facility (Heater).
You will be joining a group of scientists studying the space plasma environment stretching from the solar wind to the magnetosphere and polar upper-atmosphere of the Earth and other planets, embedded in one of the UK’s top-rated physics departments. Further details, including how to apply, can be found under: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=a790. Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Mike Kosch at m.kosch at lancaster.ac.uk<mailto:m.kosch at lancaster.ac.uk>

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