Three PhD student positions in Space Plasma Physics (2.2.1-104/17)

The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna invites applications for PhD student positions in experimental space plasma physics. The projects focus on data analysis from the ESA cometary mission Rosetta and on development of instruments for studies of the Jovian system on the ESA mission to Jupiter, JUICE.

The applicants are expected to have a MSc (or comparable academic degree) in physics at the time of admission. Knowledge of space physics is desirable. For the Rosetta-related work, experience in scientific computing is an advantage. For the JUICE-related work, experience in experimental physics and/or hardware development is beneficial.

The PhD student should start during 2017, and will be employed at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and enrolled at Umeċ University for academic studies (and must therefore fulfil Umeċ University’s requirements for a PhD student). The position is in Kiruna and provides salary for four years of study, funded by the Swedish National Space Board.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Gabriella Stenberg Wieser, e-mail:, +46-980- 790 14
Dr. Martin Wieser, e-mail:, +46-980- 791 98
Trade union representative:
Uwe Raffalski, SACO-S, e-mail:, +46-980- 790 21
Stefan Karlsson, ST, e-mail:, tel. +46-980-790 29

Closing date for applications is 10 May 2017. Applications should include a CV, a short (one-page) letter stating research interests and relevant experience, copies of academic transcripts and contact information for two professional references.

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

Closing date: 10 May 2017.
Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-104/17

NB! If you send in your application by email and don't get any reply in three days, please contact registrator by phone +46 980 79000.

Last Application Date: 2017-05-10

Created 2017-04-06 12:12:51 by Mats Luspa
Last changed 2017-04-26 13:24:55 by Mats Luspa

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 Umeċ, Uppsala and Lund.