The aim of the project is to study the Sun’s interaction with the near environment of planet Mercury, with particular emphasis on low-frequency wave phenomena occurring at the boundary of the planet’s magnetosphere. An important part of the project is to analyze data collected by the scientific instruments on-board the NASA spacecraft MESSENGER currently in orbit around planet Mercury, with theory and simulations as important additional tools.
Applicants should have a completed academic degree on master’s level in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Physics, or a related field. The candidate is expected to be in good command of written and spoken English and should be motivated to produce outstanding scientific work. Experience with programming in MATLAB is desirable.