Electronics engineer with a focus on RF-technology (dnr: 2.2.1-91/21)

Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is looking for an Electronics engineer with a focus on RF-technology.

Are you interested in electronics and RF-technology? Do you want exciting and variated tasks? Do you want to be involved in strengthening and developing technical competence in auroral and space-weather research?

If so, we have a place that may be of interest to you!

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics, IRF, is a governmental research institute with operations in Kiruna (headquarters), Umeå, Uppsala and Lund. More information is available at www.irf.se/en.

IRF is responsible for long-term monitoring within the observatory. You will be part of a small group of scientists and engineers whose main tasks are operation, maintenance, development and design of ground-based instruments for auroral- and space-weather research.


  • University degree in electronics-engineering, alternatively education or skills that the employer assesses equivalent.
  • Expertise in analogue and digital RF- technology.
  • Driving license of at least class B (passenger car, manual gearbox) valid in Sweden.
  • Good knowledge of English both in speech and writing.


  • Practical experiences in one or more of the following fields of RF technology: shortwaves, mm-waves, antennas.
  • Licensed radio amateur.
  • Computer knowledge and basic programming.
  • Basic knowledge in mechanical construction.
  • Knowledge of Swedish.

This is a permanent position located at the headquarters in Kiruna. Occasional travel is required. Start date by negotiation.

For further information about the position please contact:
Head of Observatory: Urban Brändström, +46-(0)980-79, urban.brandstrom@irf.se

Union representatives:
SACO-S Uwe Raffalski, +46-(0)980- 79021, uwe.raffalski@irf.se
ST Stefan Karlsson, +46-(0)980- 79029, stefan.karlsson@irf.se

Welcome to submit your application no later than 2021-05-31.

The application should include a CV and a personal cover letter (max. one page).

Please quote reference number: Dnr. 2.2.1-91/21.

Apply, preferably by e-mail, to: registrator@irf.se.

If you submit your application by e-mail and do not receive an acknowledgment within three days, please contact the registrar by phone: +46-(0)980-79 000.

The application can also be submitted by mail to:

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

Mottagarantenn för jonosond (1–20 MHz).
Rx-antenna for the Ionosonde (1–20 MHz). Photo: Lars-Göran Vanhainen.
Del av sändarantenn för jonosond (1–20 MHz).
Part of the Tx-antenna for the Ionosonde (1–20 MHz). Photo: Lars-Göran Vanhainen.

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: www.irf.se

Created by Annelie Klint Nilsson at 2021-03-31
Last modified by Annelie Klint Nilsson at 2021-05-31