Guest scientist in space physics (dnr: 2.2.1-319/23)

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Uppsala is looking for a guest scientist in space physics. Applications are invited for investigations of collisionless shocks.

The work involves the analysis of magnetic, electric, and plasma measurements from the NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) and ESA Solar Orbiter and Cluster missions.

Our team at IRF in Uppsala is a leading research group that performs observations, data analysis, and modeling of space plasma processes (

We have a diverse team of researchers dedicated to spacecraft data analysis on topics such as shocks, plasma waves, magnetic reconnection, and turbulence, as well as 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).

The successful candidate will be involved in national and international collaborations and will also be expected to present their results at national and international conferences as well as publish their results in leading journals.

Expertise in analyzing multi-point space plasma measurements and collisionless shocks will be highly beneficial.

The position is available at the Uppsala office of IRF, located at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, for 1 year. The position is funded by the Swedish National Space Agency.

The candidates should have completed a Ph.D. The candidate should not currently be an active researcher at IRF or in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University.

Candidates should be able to start the work before spring 2024.

Applications should include a CV, a short letter stating research interests and relevant experience, copies of undergraduate and Ph.D. degree certificates (or a letter from the supervisor stating when the Ph.D. degree is expected), description and proof of previous postdoctoral positions and/or similar relevant research work (if available), names and contact information for two professional references and reprints of not more than 4 selected publications.

The closing date for applications is 2 October 2023.

For further information, please contact:
Prof. Yuri Khotyaintsev,
Dr. Andrew P. Dimmock,
Dr. Emiliya Yordanova,

Trade union representatives:
Vicki Cripps, SACO-S,
Jan Karlsson, ST,

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: 2.2.1-319/23

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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