Head of Science to EISCAT

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Last updated: March 10, 2023

Head of Science to EISCAT

This vacancy is for a senior scientist to join the staff at the EISCAT Headquarters in Kiruna, Sweden.
Full job description here: Vacancy annonucement – Head of Science to EISCAT 

Please submit your application latest 10 February 2023.

The work includes

The Head of Science will take an active and leading part in the research programmes and in the continued development of radar methods and data analysis techniques relevant to EISCAT. Additionally, the Head of Science will liaise with current and new users and user groups interested in the fields of research to which EISCAT data can contribute. He/she will furthermore represent EISCAT and promote EISCAT research capabilities at international conferences such as EGU, URSI, etc. The Head of Science will also be expected to develop and lead an in-house research programme using the EISCAT or related facilities and attract competitive research funding. The Head of Science reports directly to the EISCAT Director.

Education and experience

Applicants will possess a Ph.D. in physics, geo-space or atmospheric science and will have at least ten years demonstrated work experience in research and research support, of which some are in leadership roles. Experience from working with or using EISCAT installations, measurements and related research are essential. Demonstrated ability in capacity building, and attracting or managing competitive research funding are essential. The ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English is essential, and knowledge of any Nordic languages is an advantage.

Contact and application

For further details about the position, please contact:

Dr. Axel Steuwer
EISCAT Director
E-mail: Axel.Steuwer@eiscat.se
Mobile: +46 72 581 33 38

Candidates are required to send a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications and a list of three referees with contact details. Incomplete and late applications will be rejected.

Send your application to: registrar@eiscat.se (subject: Head of Science Application)
Latest 10 February 2023 CET 17:00.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews either in person or per video call shortly afterwards.  Applications will be treated in confidence. Recruitment updates will be posted on the EISCAT website.


2023-01-09 Position opened and advertised

2023-02-10 Closing date

2023-02-14 First internal consideration of received applications

2023-02-21 Interviews with selected candidates will be held during week 9

2023-03-10 Process ongoing