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(Posted 30 Aug 2007)

Magnetic Reconnection Position at British Antarctic Survey, UK - due 9 Sep

Post: Researcher in Magnetospheric Complexity
Duration: 2 years, 8 months to 3 year Fixed Term appointment (dependent on salary level awarded)
Salary: #22,220 - #27,440 pa

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world class programme of scientific research and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

The BAS Natural Complexity programme aims to identify, measure, and explain complexity in Nature. As part of this programme, you will apply complexity science techniques to the analysis of the near-Earth space environment. Your activities will include developing automated software packages to identify and measure signatures of a process known as magnetic reconnection in radar and spacecraft imager data. You will also engage in publishing scientific papers and presenting results at international level.

With a PhD in physics or mathematics or equivalent postgraduate experience, you will have an interest in space science and complexity and experience of programming in a compiled language such as C or FORTRAN. Effective in working on your own initiative and in collaboration with others, you will also be able to manage resources to meet agreed objectives and deadlines.

For further information and to apply visit or call (01223) 221508.
Please quote reference: BAS 44/07.
Closing date: 9 September 2007.
Interview date: 9 October 2007.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

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