Vacancies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Solar System Space Physics

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION



at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna



A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Forskarassistent) in Solar System Space Physics is available at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna (IRF). The research field is the solar wind interaction with the solar system bodies; upper atmosphere and ionosphere; and planetary atmosphere evolution. The focus is on Mars and analysis of data from the Mars Express mission. For comparative studies, data from other institutes’ missions, Venus Express, Chandrayaan, Phobos-Grunt as well as numerical simulations can be used. A successful candidate will join the Solar System Physics and Space Technology Programme of the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna and will be a faculty member at the Luleå University of Technology in Luleå. In addition to research the successful candidate is expected to participate in supervision of Ph. D. and M. Sc. students.



The position is for 4 years.



Candidates should have a Ph. D. degree in Space Physics. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their Ph. D. after August 20, 2003.


Applications including a short (1 page) description of research interests, a full CV and publication list and the names of three professional referees, should be sent to: The Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Registrator, P.O. Box 812, SE-981 28 Kiruna Sweden. Please make reference to “Dnr 31-180/08”.



The deadline for applications is August 20, 2008.



More information may be obtained from the Programme Head, Prof. Stas Barabash (stas@irf.se), +46-980-79122. Union representatives are Urban Brändström (SACO), phone +46 980 79126 and Herman Andersson (ST) phone +46 980 79034.



Information about the Solar System Physics and Space Technology programme is available at http://www.irf.se/program/p3/.



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Last Application Date: 2008-08-20
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Created 2008-06-16 15:35:53 by Rick McGregor
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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.