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Postdoctoral Position in Solar Physics, Kyoto University
(Updated on 2005 Apr 17th)

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 observational solar physics.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics, and their age must be less than 35 years at June 1, 2005. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the use of IDL or other similar data reduction and analysis package in the UNIX environment.

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 and the new Solar Magnetic Activity Research Telescope (SMART) at Hida Observatory, analyses of these data comparing with those from space solar missions (such as TRACE, RHESSI, SOHO and etc.), and numerical simulations of MHD processes in the Sun and related astrophysical objects.

The position is available for ten months, from June 1st of 2005 to the end of March 2006. There is a possiblity of further offer of employment. 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 30 April, 2005. For further information, contact
Professor Hiroki Kurokawa
(e-mail: )

, or
Professor Kazunari Shibata
(e-mail: ).