Project 5, Recruitment

Project description: This project objective is to enforce a breakthrough in coronal modelling by introducing a novel, global timedependent MHD coronal mode. This novel model will be built step-by-step based on our existing state-of-the-art multi-fluid chromosphere model.
More information of the project: Prof. Kris Murawski (Kris.murawski (a)

Host: Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland. 
Secondment Host: University of Helsinki, Finland 
Industrial Training: Hungarian Solar Physics Foundation, Gyula Bay Zoltán Solar Observatory, Gyula, Hungary (solar observations, 1 month), Space Applications Services (2 months; space weather monitoring).

Project specific requirements

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

Preferred Skills: Programming skills, experience with Phyton.
Desired Skills: Experience in the analysis and visualization of three-dimensional datasets, experience with HPC, knowledge of solar and space weather physics.

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 ( 
Secondment 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.

Host language requirement:  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.
Secondment 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)

Send your application: Kris Murawski (kris.murawski (a) and Emilia Kilpua (Emilia.Kilpua (a)