Homepage of PD. Dr. Elena Kronberg

Two PhD positions (m/w/d)

``Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere coupling''

The positions are part of the Research Unit funded by the German Science Foundation with overarching science objective to better understand how the magnetosphere, ionosphere, plasmasphere, and thermosphere are coupled to each other. The complexity of this system requires an interdisciplinary team with specialists in different domains, expertise in modeling and observations, as well as established collaborative ties to the international community.

Your tasks

Two projects will be focusing on the investigation of charged particle populations in the terrestrial magnetotail using satellite observations. Machine learning methods shall be used to model these populations. The impact of charged particles on the dynamics of the ring current shall be investigated through simulations. The results from the data analysis and simulations will be utilized to study the influence of the magnetotail plasma populations on the ionosphere and thermosphere.

Your profile

A relevant Master degree is required.

A background in space plasmas, experience in data analysis, machine learning and/or simulations would be helpful.

Candidates must be able to develop software independently. Proficiency in Python is an advantage.

Proficiency in the English language is essential.

Our offer:

We offer you an interdisciplinary environment with excellent opportunities for further training and development. Your workplace is centrally located in Munich and can be easily reached by public transport. Salary is according to TV-L, pay group E13, 75%. The position is available from now on and will be for 4 years. LMU Munich is interested in increasing the number of female employees and encourages women to apply. Persons with disabilities are given preference if they are otherwise essentially equally suitable.

Please send applications with a motivation letter, CV and 2 recommendations to PD Dr. Elena Kronberg (elena.kronberg@lmu.de). Deadline is June 15, 2024.