PhD Opportunity in Space Physics

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Birkeland Centre for Space Science in the Department of Physics and
Technology of the University of Bergen in Norway.

The PhD will be part of a group in BCSS that explores how energetic
particle precipitation can affect the chemistry and dynamics of the
upper atmosphere in the polar region. We use the TED and MEPED detectors
on board the NOAA/POES and EUMESAT/MetOP satellites to study the
behavior of the precipitating electrons with energy 1-750 keV. The PhD
work will focus on the nature of particle precipitation with the aim to
develop a parameterization.

The successful candidate must hold a master-degree in space physics (or
a related field), or must have submitted his/her master thesis for
assessment prior to the application deadline. He/she should have
knowledge as well as experience working with the physics related to
particle precipitation into the atmosphere and/or the associated

Full text of announcement can be found and submission of application
should be made at:

For any questions contact Hilde Nesse Tyss√ły (

Closing date for applications: July 3, 2018

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