PhD student in Space Physics in Kiruna (dnr: 2.2.1-129/15)

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute that conducts postgraduate education and research in space physics, atmospheric physics and space technology. Many of IRF's projects are run as large international projects in collaboration with other research institutes and space agencies. IRF has about one hundred employees and has offices in Kiruna (headquarters), Umeň, Uppsala and Lund. For more information about IRF:

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden is looking for a

PhD student in Space Physics

The Solar Terrestrial Physics research programme at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna invites applications for a PhD student position in Space Physics, related to the ESA Cluster mission studying the Earthĺs magnetosphere.

The project is focused on ion outflow and escape from the magnetosphere of the Earth. We put the measurements from Cluster in a planetary perspective, and compare outflow, acceleration and circulation mechanisms at magnetized and un-magnetized planets. We will primarily use Cluster ion data, combined with electric and magnetic field data.

The applicant is expected to have a MSc, or comparable academic degree, in physics. Experience in scientific computing and knowledge of space physics is desirable. The PhD student should start during 2015, and will be enrolled at Luleň University of Technology and must therefore fulfill the university requirements for a PhD student. The position is in Kiruna and provides salary for four years of study.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Hans Nilsson, e-mail:, +46-980-791 27
Trade union representative:
Uwe Raffalski, SACO-S, e-mail:, +46-980- 790 21

Closing date for applications is 7 August 2015. Applications should include a CV, a short letter (one page) stating research interests and relevant experience, copies of academic transcripts and contact information for two professional references. Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, to:
or by post to:
Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Box 812,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden

Closing date: 7 August 2015.
Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-129/15

If your application is sent by e-mail you should get a confirmation that we have received it. If you do not get the confirmation within three days, please contact the
registrar: +46- 980-790 00.

Last Application Date: 2015-08-07

Created 2015-06-17 11:30:29 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2015-06-17 11:30:29 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 Umeň, Uppsala and Lund.