Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford

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Position ID:Oxford-Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics-131372 [#10315, 131372]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Laboratory Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:University of Oxford (see below)Oxford OX1 3PU, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Astrophysics Experiment
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/10/26, finished 2018/06/03, listed until 2017/11/30)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Laboratory Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence with High Power Lasers. The post is available for a fixed-term until 31st December 2019.

The generation and amplification of magnetic fields in the Universe is one of remaining outstanding question in modern astronomy. This project aims at providing a new route towards the understanding of magnetogenesis via laboratory experiments using laboratory lasers (from University scale to the largest ones in the world, notably NIF, where an experiment has been approved). The successful candidate will lead the planning and execution of experiments as well as the analysis of the data with both numerical and analytical methods. They may also be involved in studying the role of turbulence (and dynamo) in producing the present day values of magnetic fields in clusters of galaxies. The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should possess (or be close to obtaining) a doctorate in physics or a related field and have a strong background in plasma and laser physics. Previous experience in the field of astronomy and astrophysics will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent skills in plasma diagnostics (both optical and x-rays) as well as data analysis capabilities.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Gianluca Gregori and Alexander,

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link: University jobs website

Only applications received before 30th November 2017 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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Contact: Penny Taylor
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