Community:Email 11jun14

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 11 June 2014. Meetings and jobs are listed at under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.

(1) Positions for Post-doctoral and/or Senior Researchers University of Oulu, Finland.

From timo.asikainen at

Positions for post-doctoral and/or senior researchers are available at the University of Oulu, Finland, within the Centre of Excellence in “Research on Solar Long-term Variability and Effects” (ReSoLVE) of the Academy of Finland. The first funding period covers the years 2014 – 2016, with a possibility of extension to 2017 – 2019. All positions include a 4-month trial period.

ReSoLVE studies the long-term (multidecadal to centennial) magnetic evolution of the Sun, which depicts a dramatic increase in the 20th century and a recent decline, and the related changes in the inner heliosphere and in the near-Earth environment. Specific research topics of ReSoLVE include, e.g., the changing structure of solar magnetic fields, solar corona, solar wind and the heliospheric magnetic field, and the effect of this change at the Earth, causing electromagnetic disturbances, geomagnetic activity and geomagnetic storms, energizing magnetospheric particles, and affecting the atmosphere.

We welcome applications from experts in any of these fields, especially in - coronal field and solar wind modelling - modelling of solar (both particle and TSI/SSI) effects in the atmosphere. Successful candidates are expected to focus on research, but need to devote a fraction of time to supervising PhD/MSc students, lecturing and/or other education. The salary is based on the job demand level 5-7 of the salary system for teaching and research staff in use in Finnish universities (upper table in Positions are for the first funding period. Extension is possible if ReSoLVE is continued.

Oulu, the capital of Northern Finland at the Gulf of Bothnia of the Baltic Sea, is a lively university town with a wealth of cultural activities and happenings. The vibrant atmosphere of challenging front-end research in an international team, as well as the wild beauty of the Northern nature, including auroral displays, are guaranteed.

Applications to all positions should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Kalevi Mursula [kalevi.mursula(at)], Chair of ReSoLVE. The entire application must be merged into a single pdf-file and attached to the e-mail including a subject field text "ReSoLVE Application". The application must include the following parts:

  • Curriculum vitae (max 4 pages).
  • A brief description (max 2 pages) of research experience.
  • A list of publications, with up to five most relevant publications


  • Names and contact information (affiliation, email and telephone

number) of three persons willing to provide professional recommendations upon request (all applications).

Positions are open until filled.