Research engineer specializing in analogue electronics [2.2.1-394/22]

Research engineer specializing in analog electronics
Within the Solar System Physics and Space Technology research program we explore the solar system. The group consists of scientists and engineers with different specialist skills who work together to develop and deliver space instruments for national and international scientific satellites. The projects are usually carried out together with ESA, NASA, and other major space agencies.

More information about the activities of the program and its projects can be found here: Solar System Physics and Space Technology – IRF .

Job description
Your main area of responsibility will be to develop, design, manufacture and test electronics for space instruments. Production of technical documentation is an important part of the work, as well as being able to verbally communicate the results of the work. We are primarily seeking an engineer with experience in analogue electronics, power systems and EMC.

The process from idea to a finished instrument is mainly carried out at IRF and you will immediately see the results of your work. Many of the work task include development of prototypes. Projects usually involve international collaborations, which can involve domestic and international travel.

Master’s degree in engineering with a focus on electronics, or other equivalent competence that the employer assesses to be equivalent. Specialization in space technology is an advantage.

Experience in the development and testing of analogue electronics systems (e.g. amplifiers and power supplies) for space or aerospace applications, as well as experience in the field of EMC, is highly valued.

Experience in the construction of digital systems is also meritorious, as well knowledge in space technology. Due to the extensive international contacts, it is important that you can express yourself very well in spoken and written English.

The work entails high demands on independence, accuracy, initiative and the ability to solve problems in many technical areas. Ability to collaborate within the work group as well as with external parties is a requirement. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

What we can offer you
We can offer you a workplace with flexible working time agreements, up to seven weeks of vacation per year, well-developed health care with well-being activities, health benefits and a gym at the workplace.

What we are most proud to be able to offer you are varied and interesting tasks, pleasant colleagues, a creative and free workplace where everyone is given their own responsibility.

The position is a permanent position based at the head office in Kiruna. Access by agreement. We apply individual salary setting.

Equality, equal conditions and diversity are fundamental principles in our workplace which means that we consider equality aspects in our daily work and in all decision-making forums.

Kiruna is a fantastic place to live, among other things we have Sweden’s most modern city center – see more on this page

We can offer accommodation at the beginning of your employment.

For further information, please contact:
Stas Barabash, Program Head, +46-980-79122,

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

Closing date: 20 March 2023
The application must contain a CV and a personal letter (maximum one page) describing relevant experience. The application must also contain contact details for two professional references.

Welcome with your application, preferably via e-mail, to:
or to:
Institute of Space Physics,
Box 812,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden

Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-394/22

If your application is sent by e-mail you will get confirmation that IRF has received it. If you do not receive confirmation within three days, please contact the Registrar, +46-980-79000.

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