Engineer in Kiruna (dnr: 2.2.1-254/15)


The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna invites applications for a temporary 3-month position as an engineer. The work includes system design of the J3 CubeSat and development of a power system and/or a data processing system.

Qualifications: M.Sc in space technology; experience with CubeSat power system design, data processing system and CubeSat system design; knowledge of Systems Tool Kit (STK), MATLAB and Circuit design with CAD softwares.

The work is conducted mostly in English. The work must be completed within a very tight deadline and no time is available for training or learning.

The position is placed in Kiruna. The contract covers a fixed 3-month period beginning during the first three months of 2016.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Stas Barabash, e-mail:, tel. +46-980-791 22
Trade union representatives:
Uwe Raffalski, SACO-S, e-mail:, tel. +46-980-790 21
Stefan Karlsson, ST, e-mail:, tel. +46-980-790 29

Closing date for applications is 11 December 2015. Applications should include a CV, a short letter (one page) stating relevant experience, copies of academic transcripts and contact information for two professional references. Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, to:
Or posted to:
Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Box 812,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden
Closing date: 11 December 2015.
Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-254/15

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: tel. +46 980-790 00.

Last Application Date: 2015-12-11

Created 2015-11-27 10:48:38 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2015-11-27 11:21:57 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.