The Laboratory of Physics and Chemistry of the Environment and Space (LPC2E) is looking for a scientist/IT engineer for a renewable 12-month fixed-term contract to work on the exploitation of the SCM (Search Coil Magnetometer) instrument of the Solar Orbiter (SolO) mission of the European Space Agency (ESA).
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The overall context of this PhD position is NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission, which was launched on August 12, 2018. Parker Solar Probe is the first-ever mission to penetrate deep into the solar corona, where it aims at unravelling the mechanisms that heat the solar corona and accelerate the solar wind. Eventually, in 2024, the spacecraft will get within 9 solar radii of the solar surface, providing unprecedented opportunities to study the solar wind close to its source region.
The LPC2E is seeking candidates for a PhD position on solar wind using the Solar Orbiter data