PhD position in space physics

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics invites applicants for a PhD position in Uppsala. The applicant should have a MSc or equivalent in physics/astronomy/engineering. The selected candidate will be expected to work with experimental data from satellite missions, their theoretical interpretation and computer modelling. The PhD programme could be devoted, for example, to studies of acceleration mechanisms of plasmas in the magnetosphere and in the solar corona.

All PhD students in our group are members of the Department of Astronomy and Space Physics of the Uppsala University ( Our group is associated with the Graduate school in fundamental physics (GradU, and with the Advanced instrumentation and measurements (AIM:

The position will be financed by the Swedish National Space Board (Rymdstyrelsen) during four years. Applications containing CV and supporting documentation should be submitted before 20 June 2005 to Kristof Stasiewicz (, tel. 018-4715943), Institutet för rymdfysik, Box 537, SE-75121 Uppsala.

For more information visit:

K. Stasiewicz homepage:

Physics in Space at IRF-Uppsala:


Last Application Date: 2005-06-20

Created 2005-05-27 09:28:22 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2005-05-27 12:41:52 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.