Postdoctoral Position at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna

A Postdoctoral Position in Space Physics is available at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna. The successful candidate will join a team conducting research on the solar wind interaction with celestial objects (planets, asteroids, comets). The team focuses on experimental studies from satellites and space probes. The focus of this position is on studies of the solar wind interaction with Venus, Mars and the Moon using data from the missions Venus Express, Mars Express and Chandrayaan-1.

The applicant is expected to have a PhD in space physics and experience in data analysis of particle measurements at Mars and the Moon. The PhD should have been completed within the last three years. However if the candidate has an older degree and wishes to refer to special circumstances, such as parental leave, this should be clearly stated. The candidate should not currently be employed at IRF.

The postdoctoral position is for two years with possible prolongation in the future.

More information may be obtained from Prof. Stas Barabash (stas*, phone +46-980-79122.

Union representatives are Urban Brändström (urban.brandstrom*, SACO, phone +46-980-79126 and Herman Andersson (herman.andersson*, ST, phone +46-980-79034.

Information about the IRF-Kiruna Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme is available at

Applications including a short (1 page) description of the research interests, a full CV and publication list and the names of three professional references, should be sent, preferably by email, to: Registrator, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Box 812, SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden, email: registrator* (tel. +46-980-79061). Reference: Dnr 31-94/11.

Screening of the applications will begin on 9 May and the position will remain open until filled.

Last Application Date: 2011-05-09

Created 2011-04-21 11:04:43 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2011-04-21 11:06:09 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.