Guest Scientist (6 months) ? Atmospheric Physics

The Atmospheric Physics group at Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, has an opening for a guest scientist for 6 months, starting as soon as possible. The guest scientist is expected to work with observations made by one or both of our atmos¬pheric radars – ESRAD in Kiruna, which has been operating continuously since autumn of 1996 and MARA, at Wasa/Aboa, Antarctica, which operated in January and December 2007 and January 2008. These radars provide profiling of winds and air-mass boundaries from about 1000 m above the ground to the lower stratosphere, and of Polar Mesosphere Summer and Winter Echoes.

Applicants should have a PhD and should send their CV, publications list and a letter explaining the scientific topic they would like to address with the help of our radar data. They should also state when they would be able to start the visit,

More information about the radars can be found at:

And about the research group (including publications using the radars) at:

Informal enquiries about the postdoc position can be made to Prof. Sheila Kirkwood (, tel. +46 980 79083)

Formal applications should be submitted to Registrator, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Box 812, SE-981 28 Kiruna, SWEDEN ( Please make reference to \"Dnr 31-45/08 Guest Scientist - Atmospheric Physics\". Closing date for applications is 15 March 2008.

Last Application Date: 2008-03-15

Created 2008-02-21 12:07:01 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2008-02-21 12:08:03 by Rick McGregor

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.