Project 6

Project description: This project aims to investigate how CMEs evolve in the corona and quantify how this evolution depends on the magnetic structure of the CME, the instability responsible for the CME eruption and the properties of the source active regions. The project will combine state-of-the-art time-dependent magnetofrictional modelling and use extensive set of remote-sensing coronal observations.
More information of the project: Emilia.Kilpua (a) helsinki.fi

Host: University of Helsinki, Finland
Secondment Host: KU Leuven, Belgium
Industrial Training: Hungarian Solar Physics Foundation, Gyula Bay Zoltán Solar Observatory, Gyula, Hungary (solar observations, 1 month), ASRO (3 months; energetic particle instrumentation). 

Project specific requirements

Mobility rule: The applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline ( see details for the MSCA mobility rule here).   

Required skills: experience with Python
Desired skills: Experience in the analysis and visualization of three-dimensional datasets, experience with HPC, knowledge of solar observations

Host degree requirements: A Finnish second-cycle (master’s) degree or a foreign degree that makes you eligible for doctoral education in the country where the degree was completed. The degree must be relevant to the planned research topic and discipline. A student has to be officially accepted to the Particle Physics and Universe Sciences (PAPU) doctoral programme.
Secondment host degree requirements: M.Sc. degree in physics, astrophysics, or mathematics with at least cum laude (or another distinction, e.g. scientific publication). A student has to be officially accepted to the UMCS Doctoral School.

Host language requirement: Academic level English language skills proven officially using the list of acceptable ways defined by University of Helsinki (attach the test to your application)
Secondment host language requirements: Proficiency in English is required (IELTS minimal general score 7 and no subscores below 6.5; TOEFL minimal general score 94 and no subscores below 22); If there is no official language test, the supervisor can confirm the English language proficiency, but the candidate may be required to follow an English language course during the first year of the PhD.

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