Postdoctoral Position in Space Physics to work with particle data from the Mars Express mission
The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Space Physics, related to the analysis of particle data from the ESA Mars Express mission. IRF is the Principal Investigator of the Analyzer of Space Plasmas and Energetic Atoms (ASPERA-3) on board Mars Express. ASPERA-3 has been operating at Mars since the Mars Express orbit insertion in 2003 and has collected a large volume of data related to the solar wind-Mars interaction.
The position, placed in Kiruna, is funded by the Swedish Research Council and is for 2 years. Previous experience of working with plasma and/or particle data from space missions is required. Relevant experience with planetary-solar wind interaction studies is a merit.
Candidates should have completed a PhD no earlier than 2013 or must plan to have completed their PhD degree no later than August 2016.
Closing date is 16 May 2016.