Research Assistant / Associate

University of Glasgow
Job Description: 

University of Glasgow
College of Science and Engineering
School of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Assistant/Associate
Ref: 002999
Salary: Grade 6 / 7, £26,004 - £29,249 / £31,948 - £35,938 per annum.

To carry out full-time research on the project “Two-layer thermo-compositional dynamo models of the geomagnetic field” funded by the Leverhulme Trust, UK.

The research will involve a combination of simplified mathematical models and high-resolution numerical simulations to study magnetic field generation and spontaneous stratification due to double-diffusive convection in the Earth's fluid core. The research will require a solid foundation in applied mathematics, in particular fluid mechanics and magnetohydrodynamics, an interest in geophysics and experience in numerical simulation including use of parallel architectures.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead the development of the next generation of geodynamo models, to contribute to ongoing scientific debates in geomagnetism, and to enhance her/his research experience and publication record.

This position has funding for 3 years, up to 31 January 2016, in the first instance.

The research project will be directed by Dr Radostin Simitev ( from whom further information can be obtained.

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Closing date: 6 January 2013

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Deadline for Application: 
Jan 6 2013