Research engineer specialising in analogue electronics (dnr: 2.2.1-244/16)

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Uppsala is seeking a

Research engineer specialising in analogue electronics

We seek a research engineer specialising in analogue electronics to IRF's office in Uppsala (ca 35 employees). You will work in a successful research group that builds scientific instruments for spacecraft investigating the solar system.

Your main area of responsibility will be analogue electronics that we build for various space instruments. Important tasks are design of sensitive analogue electronics, tests of systems, circuits and components. You will often be working on several parallel projects. One of the first projects you will work with is JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE), where we lead an international consortium to build and operate a scientific instrument on a spacecraft to Jupiter. You may also work on instruments for the spacecraft Turbulence Heating ObserveR (THOR). The work involves international collaboration with other research institutes and space organisations such as ESA and NASA. Other tasks within the group's various hard- and software projects may also be required.

You have a university engineering education to Masters level in engineering physics or electronics. Knowledge about, and experience of, work with analogue electronics is highly desirable. We would also like you to have a knowledge of several of the following areas: electromagnetic field theory, material science, CAD of PCB, design of electronics for harsh environments, testing and evaluating electronics systems, work with specifications, and soldering of components on circuit boards. You should also be prepared to solve problems in other technical areas.

You should be able to work independently. We have a great deal of international contacts, so an ability to collaborate well both within the group and with various international groups is essential, as is a willingness to learn Swedish. You will be part of a small, tight-knit group of engineers specialising in analogue electronics, digital electronics and software for the instruments we build for various spacecraft. Our work requires that everyone has a broad technical knowledge, and is able to work on tasks within a range of areas. More information about the group's activities can be found at

For further information please contact:
Prof. Mats André, tel: +46-18-471 59 13, e-post:
Engineer Walter Puccio tel: +46-18-471 59 35, e-post:

Trade union representatives:
Thomas Leyser, SACO-S, tel: +46-18-471 59 41, e-post:
Cecilia Norgren, ST, tel: +46-18-471 59 34, e-post:

Applications should include a personal letter, CV, academic transcripts and contact information for two professional references. The position is permanent and full-time. The applicant should be prepared to begin work during January 2017, or by agreement. Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, to:
Or posted to:
Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Box 812,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden
Closing date: 17 October 2016.
Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-244/16

If your application is sent by e-mail you should get a confirmation that we have received it. If you do not get the confirmation within three days, please contact the registrar:
tel. +46 980-790 00.

Last Application Date: 2016-10-17

Created 2016-09-20 11:41:28 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2016-09-20 11:41:28 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.