Gästforskare inom rymdfysik / Guest Scientist Position in Space Physics (ref.nr: 2.2.1-19/20)

IRF’s Solar Terrestrial and Atmospheric Research programme (STAR) conducts research on the polar atmosphere, the near-Earth environment in space and the effects of the sun’s activity on both the Earth and its atmosphere.

More information about STAR is available here: https://www.irf.se/en/solar-terrestrial-and-atmospheric-research/

The work focuses on analyses of optical and incoherent radar measurements of aurora for understanding of the response of the Earth’s ionosphere-thermosphere system to fast variations of the charged particle fluxes emanating from the magnetosphere.

PhD in space physics with focus on the magnetosphere-ionosphere interaction. Experience and knowledge of the analysis of auroral optical images and EISCAT radar data is an advantage.

The work imposes high demands regarding independent and precise working style as well as the ability to show initiative. An ability to work well in a team and with external partners is a requirement. Emphasis will be given to the individual aptitude of the candidate.

The position is placed in Kiruna, Sweden, and is limited to two (2) months full-time work. Starting date is as soon as possible.

For further information please contact:
Tima Sergienko, Senior researcher, e-mail: tima@irf.se, +46-980-790 71

Trade union representatives:
Uwe Raffalski, SACO-S, e-mail: uwe.raffalski@irf.se, +46-980- 790 21
Stefan Karlsson, ST, e-mail: stefan.karlsson@irf.se, +46-980-790 29

Closing date for applications is 15 February 2020.

Applications should include a CV, a personal covering letter (one page), copies of academic transcripts and contact information for two professional references.

Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, to:

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

or by email to: registrator@irf.se

Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-19/20

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.

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

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