Postdoctoral or Guest Scientist in Space Weather (ref: 2.2.1-86/20)

The position is in space weather research in the field of space plasma physics.

Applications are invited for post-doctoral or guest scientist position related to space weather studies in the field of space plasma physics.

The studies are based on the investigation of the space weather link between the dynamics of the terrestrial magnetosheath during coronal mass ejection passages using multi-spacecraft observations (solar wind monitors, Solar Orbiter, Parker Solar Probe, MMS, THEMIS, Cluster, Geotail), and the resulting geomagnetic responses measured by ground observations (IMAGE, MIRACLE, SuperMAG, SuperDARN) at high latitudes.

Our team performs observations, data analysis, and modeling of fundamental space plasma processes ( The team has decades of experience in developing and operating instruments to measure electric fields, plasma temperature, density and density fluctuations for spacecraft missions (e.g. Cluster, MMS, Swarm, Cassini, Rosetta, Solar Orbiter).

Experience in the analysis of space plasma data is expected, and experience in relevant theoretical modelling is an advantage.

The position is available at the IRF Uppsala office, located at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, starting during 2020 (the exact date is negotiable). The position is funded by a grant from the Swedish National Space Agency for two (2) years.

Closing date for applications is 17 April 2020.

The postdoc candidate should have completed a PhD during 2017 or later. However, if the candidate has an older degree and wants to refer to special circumstances, such as parental leave, this should be clearly stated.

Candidates planning to obtain their PhD degree no later than July 2020 can also apply. The guest scientist candidate should have PhD degree. The candidate should not currently be an active researcher at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University, Sweden.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Emiliya Yordanova,,  +46-18-471 59 30
Dr. Andrew Dimmock,, +46-18-471 59 23

Trade union representative:
Thomas Leyser, SACO-S, +46-18-471 59 41

Applications should include a CV, a short letter stating the applicant’s research interests and relevant experience, copies of undergraduate and PhD degree certificates (or a letter from the supervisor stating when a PhD degree is expected), description and proof of previous post-doctoral positions and/or similar relevant research work (if available), names and contact information for two professional references and reprints of not more than four selected publications.

Applications should be sent, preferably by email, to:

or by post to:

Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Box 812,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden

Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-86/20

Last Application Date 2020-04-17

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: +46 980-790 00

Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a government agency that conducts research and postgraduate education in space physics, atmospheric physics and space technology. Many of IRF’s projects are run as large international projects in collaboration with other research institutes and space agencies. IRF has about one hundred employees and offices in Kiruna (headquarters), Umeå, Uppsala and Lund. For more information about IRF:

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