Research engineer specialized in testing and calibration of space instruments (ref nr: 2.2.1-144/20)

IRF is currently expanding SpaceLab: the development, testing and calibration facilities located at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna.

The aim of SpaceLab is to create a unique environment that supports development and qualification of scientific instruments and system components for space missions for Earth orbits and planetary exploration as well as for balloons and sounding rockets. SpaceLab provides service to IRF and to external customers both from academia and industry, and is now in an active development phase.

Your task will be to further develop and promote the SpaceLab concept, provide specifications for new test equipment, work with potential customers and provide technical support to the existing test and qualification facilities.

Master of Science degree in engineering, preferably with a specialization in space technology.

Because of the extensive international contacts, it is important that you can speak and write in English.

You will have a high degree of independence and should have the initiative to solve problems in many technical fields with limited guidance. The ability to collaborate within the group as well as with external parties is a requirement, together with good presenting skills. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

This is a temporary position, initially for one year starting in July 2020, and is situated at the IRF headquarters in Kiruna.

For further information please contact:
Máté Kerényi, SpaceLab project manager,, +46-980-790 02

Trade union representatives:
Uwe Raffalski, SACO-S,, +46-980- 790 21
Stefan Karlsson, ST,, +46-980-790 29

Closing date for applications is 7 June 2020.

Applications should include a CV, a personal covering letter (max. one page), copies of academic transcripts and contact information for two professional references.

Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, to:

or by mail to:

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

Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-144/20

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.

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute that conducts postgraduate education and research 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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