Lecturer in Space Plasma Physics at Imperial College London

Imperial College London, UK is offering lecturer position. Applications are welcome before January 06, 2019.

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Space Plasma Physics in the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group within the Space, Plasma and Climate section (SPC) of the Department of Physics. We are seeking a scientist with an active, personal commitment to both innovative research and teaching. The appointee is expected to plan, direct and undertake a research programme of international repute in one or more areas of space plasma physics.

The Group has 16 academic staff with a broad range of scientific interests, including climate physics, Earth observation, planetary science and space plasma physics. Within the area of space plasma physics, active areas of research include kinetic plasma processes such as shocks and reconnection; solar wind structures on small and large scales; plasma turbulence; and magnetohydrodynamic simulations. The Group has a long-standing and successful instrumentation programme with a specialisation in magnetometers and has had Principal Investigator hardware involvement in the Ulysses, Cluster, Rosetta and Cassini missions. It is also the Principal Investigating institution for the magnetometer on the upcoming Solar Orbiter mission and has scientific involvement in the Parker Solar Probe mission; the inner heliosphere will therefore be a growing area of interest in the coming years. You will work in this area and complement the expertise of the existing academic staff but could have a specialisation in data analysis, simulation, theory or a combination of all three.

You must have a proven ability to carry out research at the highest level in the field of space plasma physics. Related duties include publishing research papers in peer-reviewed journals, attending and presenting work at international conferences, obtaining research grants from national and international funding bodies, and supervising postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. You must also have demonstrated an ability to teach students effectively.

Imperial College London is a world leading university whose reputation for excellence in research and teaching attracts students and staff of the highest international quality. The three Faculties - Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine – together with the Business School explore the interface between science, medicine, engineering and management. The College is committed to hiring diversely and supporting a flexible working environment.

Further information about the Department can be found at the website

Information about the post is included in the Further Particulars.

Guidance on completing the on-line academic application, including mandatory areas that should be included in the application, is available here. In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach a full CV, with contact details for three referees.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Ralf Toumi, Head of the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, by phone (+44) 020 7594 7668 or by email to

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Ciara Mulholland, Senior Section Administrator in the Space and Atmospheric Physics Administration office via, or on Tel: 020 7594 1343


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