Lecturer in Space Plasma Physics

Space & Climate Physics

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 11th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £41,526 - £49,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874575
  • Closes: 15th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

A new lectureship position is available within the Space Plasma Group at UCLs Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory), located in Holmbury St Mary, near Dorking in Surrey, United Kingdom. The position will entail undertaking internationally-competitive research, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including PhD supervision, and assuming an active involvement in the current and future work of the Department on international space missions.

In collaboration with other group members, the appointee will, in time, be expected to define, lead and execute their own internationally-competitive research programme, secure funding to support that programme and also to fully contribute to the wider space science programme of the Department by participating in the identification, definition and leading of international space hardware projects in the future. The group is currently active in the scientific exploitation of data from the UCL-led instruments on ESAs Cluster and Solar Orbiter mission as well as a number of other international space missions currently in operation.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in Space Plasma Physics research, an active interest in instrumentation and its development, and be able to work effectively with and lead engineering teams both within the Department and in external collaborations.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Informal enquiries should be made to the Director of the Department, Professor Andrew Fazakerley (a.fazakerley@ucl.ac.uk) or head of the Space Plasma Group Professor Christopher Owen (c.owen@ucl.ac.uk).

If you are having difficulty accessing the on-line recruitment system please contact Suzanne Winter (s.winter@ucl.ac.uk) for advice.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

15 Mar 2021

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Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

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