Research engineer in the field of analogue electronics (2.2.1-147/18)

Do you wish to develop space instruments to fly to Jupiter
and other planets in the solar system?
Do you wish to be a part of a dynamic and motivated team?
Do you want to make things happen?

Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna is looking for a

Research engineer in the field of analogue electronics

Within our research programme SSPT (Solar System Physics and Space Technology), we explore the solar system. The group consists of researchers and engineers with different specialist skills. The programme is currently leading an international consortium that will develop and deliver instruments for the European Space Agency ESA's project JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer), which over the next 10 years aims to explore Jupiter and its moons. The programme is currently also developing instruments for other European, Chinese and Russian scientific satellites. We cooperate with ESA and NASA and space organisations in Russia, India, China and Japan. More information about the activities in the program and its projects can be found here:

Your task will be to develop, design, manufacture and test electronic and electromechanical systems for space instruments. In particular, we are looking for an engineer with experience in analogue electronics and power systems.

The process from idea to complete instrument is mainly conducted within IRF and the tasks are therefore challenging, developmental and varied. Preparation of technical documentation is an important part of the work as is communicating the results of the work orally. All projects are international collaborations and we foresee it involving both domestic and international travel.

Master of Science degree in electronics perhaps with a specialization in space technology.

Experience in design and testing of analogue electronics systems (such as amplifiers and power supplies) for space or flight, is highly valued. Experience or knowledge about construction of digital systems, programming in VHDL and other programming is more meritorious as is a knowledge of space technology. Because of the extensive international contacts, it is important that you can speak and write in English.

The work entails high demands on independence, accuracy, initiative and ability to solve problems in many technical fields. Ability to collaborate within the group as well as with external parties is a requirement. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

This is a permanent position and is situated at the IRF headquarters in Kiruna. The position is available immediately. Commencement date to be agreed upon.

For further information, please contact:
Herman Andersson, Technical Group Executive Manager, e-mail:, +46-980- 790 34

Trade union representatives:
Gabriella Stenberg Wieser, SACO-S, e-mail:, +46-980- 790 14
Ashkan Ekhtiari, ST, e-mail:, tel. +46-980-790 78

Closing date for applications is 31 May 2018. Applications should include a CV, a short (one-page) letter stating relevant experience, copies of academic transcripts and contact information for two professional references.

Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, to:
or by letter to:
Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Box 812,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden

Closing date: 31 May 2018
Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-147/18

If your application is sent by e-mail you will get confirmation that IRF has received it. If you do not receive confirmation within three days, please contact the Registrar, +46-980-79000.

Last Application Date: 2018-05-31

Created 2018-04-26 17:15:30 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2018-04-26 17:15:30 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.