The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Position (m/f/d) in solar physics who will strengthen our research in the section Solar Physics. The successful candidate will working the framework of the Horizon Europe project "Energetic Solar Eruptions: Data and Analysis Tools (SOLER)". SOLER will exploit the data provided by the newly expanded heliospheric spacecraft fleet in order to investigate energetic solar eruptions starting from three perspectives: fast coronal mass ejections, strong X-ray flares, and large solar energetic particle events, with the goal of a better understanding of the acceleration and release of high-energy particles.
The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for the selection, processing, and scientific analysis of X-ray data sets in order to characterize energy release and particle acceleration in major solar flares, as well as for putting the role of flares into the wider context of solar eruptions and interplanetary particle events. The X-ray data will be obtained from multiple spacecraft, with a focus on the STIX instrument on ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission.