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Postdoctoral Position at Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Kyoto University

(2012. 11. 15)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Kwasan and
Hida Observatories at Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University.
The position is for a study of solar physics and related astrophysics.
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics or related field.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the use of
IDL or other similar data reduction and analysis package in the UNIX
Current research in Kwasan and Hida Observatories at Kyoto University
has emphasis on optical observations of solar active phenomena
(such as vector magnetic field measurements, flares, prominences,
emerging flux, granulations, and etc.) by mainly using the 60cm Domeless
Solar Vacuum Tower Telescope (DST), the Solar Magnetic Activity
Research Telescope (SMART) at Hida Observatory and the international
ground-based solar observation network (CHAIN), analyses of these
data comparing with those from space solar missions
(such as Hinode), optical observations of stellar flares and
transient objects, and numerical simulations of MHD processes
in the Sun and related astrophysical objects.
The position is available for one year, from Apr 1st of 2013
to the end of March 2014. There is the possibility of further offer
of employment up to 3 years in total.
The monthly salary is about 300,000 Japanese Yen.
Applicants should send their CV, publication list, and research plan,
by e-mail to Prof. K. Shibata ( ).
by 31 December, 2012. For further information,
contact Professor Kazunari Shibata ( ).