Research Fellow in Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group – AR2640GB

The Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, has an opening for a Research Fellow to work in solar theory, in particular coronal heating. Funded by an STFC Consolidated Grant (PI Prof T Neukirch), this project will be led with Profs Ineke De Moortel and Alan Hood. Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience in coronal heating, but we also encourage applications by candidates who have relevant experience in other areas of plasma theory, for example in MHD simulations. You should have completed or expect to obtain shortly a PhD in either solar physics or a closely related subject.


This post is fixed term with an end date of 31 March 2025. The start date will be 1 November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Informal enquiries to Prof Thomas Neukirch, email: or Prof Ineke De Moortel, email:


Also check the on-line details at


Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.



Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:


Closing Date: 14 September 2022


Please quote ref: AR2640GB


Further Particulars:  AR2640GB FPs.doc


School of Mathematics and Statistics Salary: £35,333-£38,592 per annum                 

Start date: 1 November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed term: until 31 March 2025



Research Fellow in Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group – AR2640GB