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Research engineer with focus on space mission operations and on-ground data processing software development
Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) seek a research engineer with focus on space mission operations and on-ground data processing software development.
The tasks include science operation support, primarily for this position for the ESA’s and JAXA’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury and software development for processing, archiving, and display of data.
The selected candidate will work in a successful research group, Solar System Physics and Space Technology (SSTP) at IRF, that develops space instruments for planetary mission and conducts active research on the solar system.
Your main area of responsibility will include science operation planning and development of software and pipe-line for processing, archiving, and display of data from space missions for ground data handling systems.
The focus will be on ESA’s and JAXA’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury where IRF leads two instruments for measurements of the plasma environment of Mercury. The work involves international collaboration with other research institutes and space organizations such as ESA and JAXA.
You have a Master degree in physics with strong computer skills or/and a university engineering education to Masters level with knowledge of physics.
Main languages used are C, C++ and Python. Having extensive knowledge on using different operating systems including Linux, Windows, and Apple OS is a merit.
You should be able to work independently. We have a great deal of international contacts, so an ability to collaborate well both within the group and with various international groups is essential, as is a willingness to learn Swedish, if not your native language.
You will be part of an active tight-knit group of engineers and scientists specializing in building space hardware for various spacecraft. More information about the group’s activities can be found at http://www.irf.se
The position is placed in Kiruna, Sweden, and is a permanent position (initial funding is available for 4 years).
For further information:
Stas Barabash, [email protected], +46-980-791 22
Trade union representatives:
Uwe Raffalski, SACO-S, [email protected], +46-980- 790 21
Stefan Karlsson, ST, [email protected], +46-980-790 29
Closing date for applications: 29 February 2020.
Applications should include a CV, a personal covering letter (max one page), and contact information for two professional references.
Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, to:
Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Registrar, Box 812
SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden
or by email to: [email protected]
Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-32/20
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: