Postdoc Position (F*M)

Universities and Institutes of Austria


November 30, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Austrian Academy of Sciences, The Space Research Institute (IWF)
  • Research Field: Physics Technology › Space technology
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 30/11/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Austria › Graz
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Job ID: IWF108PD122

    The Space Research Institute (IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria's leading non- university research and science institution, has been studying the physics of space plasmas and the atmospheres of planets inside and outside our solar system. The institute is offering a

    Postdoc Position (fm)

    in Space Plasma Physics

    (full-time, 40h per week)

    The space plasma physics group at the Space Research Institute (IWF) Graz is involved in a number of ongoing and future missions, e.g. Cluster, THEMIS, MMS, BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter, SMILE, Foresail-2, JUICE, Comet Interceptor, and Helioswarm, with which plasma processes in the solar wind and magnetospheres throughout the solar system are/will be studied. By closely working together with IWF engineering groups, specializing in magnetometry and onboard processors related to these missions, in-depth analysis of the data can be performed to maximize the science return from these missions. The institute invites applications for a three years postdoc position in the area of space plasma physics based on the analysis of data obtained by space missions on which IWF instrument contributions are active.

    Your tasks:

  • To work primarily on solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling processes related to the science goals of the upcoming missions SMILE and Foresail-2
  • To actively participate in the science preparation for these missions
  • Studies based on data analysis as well as theoretical studies which will support these observations are welcome
  • Your profile:

  • A PhD in physics, geophysics, astrophysics, or a related field
  • Experience in analysis of spacecraft data from plasma and electric and magnetic field instruments
  • Ability to work in an international team with broad interests in space physics
  • You will become a member of an active international research group working on a variety of topics of space plasmas. We will offer you an opportunity to establish your research career in a positive working environment. The annual gross salary according to the collective agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) for this position is € 54.018,02. Depending on qualification and experience, the salary can be negotiated.

    Please send your application including (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a list of publications, (3) statement of the past and current research experience (up to 2 pages), (4) certificates for full academic record, and (5) up to three names of references with the full contact information in a single PDF file via email to, mentioning Job ID: IWF108PD122, no later than November 30th, 2022. Review of application materials will begin October 15th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Rumi Nakamura (+43-316-4120573). Find more information at: https: // www. physics

    The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Austrian Academy of Sciences, The Space Research Institute (IWF)
  • Department: The Space Research Institute (IWF)
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Austria
  • City: Graz
  • State/Province: Styria
  • Postal Code: 8042
  • Street: Schmiedlstrasse 6
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