PhD student in Space Physics (2.2.1-167/17) Stop date: 11 June.

Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden is looking for a

PhD student in Space Physics

The position is related to studies of magnetic reconnection in space plasmas

Applications are invited for a PhD student position to study turbulence and wave-particle interaction mechanisms inside magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnection is an important process in most astrophysical plasma environments leading to efficient, fast and often explosive-like conversion of magnetic energy into kinetic energy of plasma particles and rapid reconfiguration of magnetic topology. The new PhD student will work directly with experimental data from the NASA multi-spacecraft Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) mission.

The position is available at the Uppsala office at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), located at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, starting at the latest in the second half of 2017 for a total duration of four years. The PhD student will belong to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University and must therefore fulfill the university requirements. Information on the research education is available at and Information on research at IRF in Uppsala can be found at The Swedish Research Council and Uppsala University fund the position.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Yuri Khotyaintsev, e-mail:
Prof. Mats André, e-mail:

Trade union representative:
Thomas Leyser, SACO,

Closing date for applications is 11 June 2017. Applications should include a CV, a short (one-page) letter stating research interests and relevant experience, copies of academic transcripts, completed theses or manuscripts and other relevant publications, and contact information for two professional references.

Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, to:
or by post to:
Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Box 812,
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden
Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-167/17

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.

Last Application Date: 2017-06-11

Created by Annelie Klint Nilsson at 2017-05-22
Last modified by Annelie Klint Nilsson at 2018-01-03