The Space Physics Group at the Department of Physics is a leading European space physics group specialised in modelling of space plasmas. We develop the novel global hybrid-Vlasov simulation Vlasiator to investigate the near-Earth space in ion kinetic scales utilising hybrid-Vlasov methods.
We are now opening a postdoctoral fellow position for a 3-year project funded by the Academy of Finland. The postdoctoral fellow will focus on developing Vlasiator and modelling space plasmas. Prior knowledge in at least one of the following areas is required: GPU technologies, high-performance computing, parallelisation algorithms, C++. Other useful skills include: plasma physics, Python supercomputer environments, version control.