Guest Researcher (dnr: 2.2.1-161/22)

Swedish Institute of Space Physics are looking for a Guest Researcher for analysis and simulation of measurements in the ionosphere by the ESA SWARM satellite.


The main task is analysis of measurements of ionospheric density and temperature by our Langmuir probes on SWARM regarding plasma structures at high, middle or low latitudes depending on the candidate’s experience and preferences. Instrumental effects can be present and must be separated from physical processes in the ionosphere. A report or draft of scientific publication shall be written.


Good general knowledge of Space Physics by PhD degree in this or a nearby subject. Experience of analysis of Langmuir probe data from space and algorithms for reduction and processing of such data.  Experience of the simulation code SPIS (Spacecraft-Plasma Interaction System) is an adavantage.

The position is limited to five months with location in Uppsala. We apply individual salary setting.

For further information please contact:

Stephan Buchert,
Anders Eriksson,

Trade union representatives:

Thomas Leyser, SACO-S,
Jan Karlsson, ST,

Applications should include a CV, a short letter (one page), stating research interests and relevant experience, copies of academic transcripts and contact information for two professional references..

Applications should be sent, preferably by email, to:, or by post to:

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

Closing date for applications is 2022-05-13.

Give reference number: dnr 2.2.1-161/22

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

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. More information at

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