Postdoctoral position in experimental space physics (dnr: 2.2.1-13/15)

Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden, is seeking candidates for a

Postdoctoral position in experimental space physics

The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna invites applications for a postdoctoral position in experimental space physics with the focus on particle measurements. The programme is well-recognized for its development of ion mass analyzers and energetic neutral imagers for the magnetospheric and planetary missions Freja, Viking, Interball, Double Star, Mars Express, Venus Express, Rosetta, Chandryaan-1 and BepiColombo. The programme includes a large technical group and possesses comprehensive manufacturing-, calibration- and test facilities.

The position involves development of high mass resolution plasma analyzers for future magnetospheric and planetary missions. The position requires a PhD degree in experimental space physics or such equivalent research experience as IRF may deem appropriate. Experience with ray-tracing software, e.g., SIMION©, is a merit but not a requirement.

The position is funded by the Swedish National Space Board and is a temporary employment for a duration of two years.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Yamauchi Masatoshi, e-mail:, +46-980-791 20
Prof. Stas Barabash, e-mail:, +46-980-791 22

Trade union representative:
Uwe Raffalski, SACO-S, e-mail:, +46-980- 790 21

Screening of the applications will begin on 26 March and the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a complete CV, a publication list, a short description of previous research (maximum one page), and contact information for three professional references. Applications should be sent, preferably by email, to:
or by post to:
Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Box 812,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden
Reference number: 2.2.1-13/15

Last Application Date: 2015-03-26

Created 2015-01-27 13:36:49 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2015-02-10 13:10:37 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.