Do you want to work with researchers studying aspects of the sun, the solar corona and the space environment, including the solar wind's interaction with satellites, the earth and its magnetosphere?

IRF in Lund carries out basic and applied research in solar physics and space weather. We are a Regional Warning Center within International Space Environment Service and run Swedish Space Weather Center. We are involved in several international projects with national funding and funding from ESA and EU. Our research relies heavily on modelling, analysis and data acquisition. To support our research we seek an engineer that will develop and implement code, manage databases, and develop and maintain general IT infrastructure. We work exclusively in a Mac OS X environment.


MSc in information systems and technologies or similar.

The candidate should have experience in several of the following:

* Programming in Bash, SQL (MySQL and PostgreSQL), Mathematica, Matlab, Python, Java, C, C++.
* System administration (installation, backup, security etc).
* Web applications (GlassFish, Django, PHP, Wordpress, JavaScript).
* Experience in data acquisition, transmission, downloading and handling of solar and geomagnetic data.
* Development of scientific applications.
* Visualisation of geomagnetic and solar data, both observed and calculated.
* Experience of space weather related projects.

It is also important that the candidate is socially skilled and can work within the group.

The position is available at the office in Lund at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and it is a temporary employment with one year duration starting as soon as possible.

For further information please contact:
Dr Peter Wintoft, 046-286 21 21,
Dr Henrik Lundstedt, 046-286 21 20,

Trade union representative:
Uwe Raffalski, SACO, 0980-0980-790 21,
Salme Pokka, ST, 0980-790 09,

Applications should include a complete CV and a cover letter. Applications should be sent, preferably by e-mail, to:
Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Box 812,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden
or by email to:
Closing date for applications is 23 January.
Reference number: 2.2.1-298/14

If your application is sent by e-mail you should get a confirmation that we received it. If you don´t get the confirmation within three days, please, contact the registrar: 0980-790 00.

Last Application Date: 2015-01-23

Created 2015-01-08 09:16:07 by Mats Luspa
Last changed 2015-01-08 11:49:53 by Mats Luspa

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute which conducts research and postgraduate education in atmospheric physics, space physics and space technology. Measurements are made in the atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere and around other planets with the help of ground-based equipment (including radar), stratospheric balloons and satellites. IRF was established (as Kiruna Geophysical Observatory) in 1957 and its first satellite instrument was launched in 1968. The head office is in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84° N, 20.41° E) and IRF also has offices in Umeå, Uppsala and Lund.