Research Engineer in Space Electronics
Royal Institute of Technology School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research Engineer in Space Electronics

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

As an electronics engineer at the Division of Space and Plasma Physics, you will work with electronics from design, manufacturing, and testing to the use of instruments onboard sounding rockets and satellites. You will work with the researchers, engineers, and students at the division and KTH. You will also work with other national and international research groups, companies, and space organisations, including the Swedish National Space Agency, Swedish Space Corporation, and European Space Agency.

In your role as an engineer, you will be working with:

  • development of the electronics and related mechanical solutions to fulfill the scientific requirements,
  • testing of instruments, both electric and mechanic, including setup and documentation,
  • integration of instruments on sounding rockets and satellites,
  • contributing to teaching, for example, through laboratory classes and supervision of students.

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
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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  • A graduate degree at an advanced level (higher education, MSc degree) in engineering physics and/or electronics or equivalent competence.
  • A solid interest in and knowledge of primarily analogue electronics, but also capable of working with digital electronics, programming and manufacturing of electronics.
  • You enjoy working in a challenging environment, both technically and timewise.
  • It is essential that you work well within a group and that you like to work alone and advance your work independently. 

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of the basics of mechanical design is preferred, since the instruments may include electromechanical systems.
  • A pedagogical mind to work together with students in the laboratory.
  • Since we work with many international partners, a good knowledge of spoken and written English is essential.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, specifically focusing on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.


Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

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 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. The maximum length is two pages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports, if any: documents no longer than ten pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Letters of recommendation and contact information for two reference persons.

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

About the employment

The employment is valid until further notice (permanent post) according to agreement.
The employment begins with a six-month probationary period.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. 

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2022-1139
Andris Vaivads, Professor, Head of division,
Mykola Nickolay Ivchenko, Associate Professor,
Eleni Nylén, HR administrator,
Published 03.May.2022
Last application date 31.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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