School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

The Cluster and MMS satellites enable multi-point measurements of space physics phenomena close to Earth. In this project, analysis will be performed of the non-linear phenomenon of SLAMS (Short Large-Amplitude Magnetic Structures) close to Earth’s bow shock. SLAMS may be important for the formation of the near-earth space environment. However, many of the properties of SLAMS are not well known, and more research is needed. With multi-point measurements, we can e.g. investigate growth and propagation of SLAMS, and their role in particle acceleration. SLAMS are also important for the dynamics and structure of the bow shock, and the investigation will contribute to an increased understanding of bow shock physics.

The Postdoc will mainly work with data analysis and interpretation of the results, as well as presentation of the results in scientific papers and at conferences. A certain amount of teaching can also be included, e.g. supervision of Masters Thesis projects.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment.
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature.
  • International collaborations.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Experience of analyzing experimental data.
  • Good knowledge of plasma and space physics.
  • Capacity to work both individually and in a team.
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and spoken.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Research expertise.
  • Collaborative abilities.
  • Independence.
  • Pedagogical skills.
  • Experience in analyzing satellite data.
  • Knowledge of space mission instrumentation and/or plasma numerical simulations.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • Contact details for reference and/or recommendation letter(s).

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, three years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2023-0437
  • Tomas Karlsson, Professor, 08-7907701,
  • Eleni Nylén, HR administrator,
Published 17.Feb.2023
Last application date 07.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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