Scientist in experimental space physics (2.2.1-62/14)

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

Scientist in experimental space physics

The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna invites applications for a Scientist position in space research/planetary sciences for the experimental investigation of space plasmas and solar wind-planet interactions.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual who has an excellent record in experimental research, preferably with specialization in one or more of the following fields: particle measurements in space; electrostatic optics; and ions/electron sources and beams. The successful candidate will be involved in hardware development, primarily for the ESA mission to Jupiter, JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons explorer), but also for magnetospheric missions and missions to Mercury and the moon.

The position requires a PhD degree in experimental space physics or such equivalent research experience that IRF may deem appropriate.

The position is permanent and available immediately.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Stas Barabash, e-mail:, +46-980-791 22
Trade union representative:
Uwe Raffalski, SACO-S, e-mail:, +46-980- 790 21

Review of applications will begin on 21 April 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a complete CV, a publication list, a short description of previous research (max one page), and contact information for three professional references. Applications should be sent, preferably by email, to:
Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Box 812,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden
or by email to:
Reference number: 2.2.1-62/14

Last Application Date: 2014-04-21

Created 2014-03-17 13:55:59 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2014-04-16 09:40:45 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.