Thursday, 25 April 2013

Vacancy: Space Weather Scientist, Rutherford Appleton Lab, UK

The Space Physics Division at STFC RAL Space is looking to recruit an experienced space weather scientist/programme leader to join the team promoting the application of the Division's skills in the observation and modelling of space weather phenomena, in particular through the acquisition of emerging project opportunities. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to both ensure the effective space weather exploitation of current projects and to develop new approaches and applications related to space weather. He/she will play a key role in our team, applying her/his scientific expertise to create and lead new projects, acting as a scientific coordinator for our wider efforts to exploit future opportunities and working closely with senior staff in Space Physics Division to develop and implement an innovative programme, well-matched to future opportunities. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a strong scientific profile, both to ensure the quality and relevance of their work, and to ensure their reputation among potential partners. He/she will be expected to undertake personal research, in collaboration with other experts within RAL Space and among our international partners. This fixed-term appointment will be to STFC band E salary scale: £33780 - £43164 depending on experience.

The closing date for applications is 10th May 2013.

Full requirements of the post and instructions how to apply are available at

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