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The Division of Atomic Physics at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden has a staff of over 50 researchers including guest researchers and graduate students. The research at the division is mainly based on the use of lasers, ranging from diode lasers to terawatt lasers at the High-Power Laser Facility. Some areas of research are: physics with high intensity laser pulses, attosecond science. VUV/XUV laser spectroscopy, quantum electronics, quantum optics and solid state spectroscopy, applied molecular spectroscopy, laser applications in medicine and biology, and industrial applications. More information can be found at http://www.atomic.physics.lu.se/.
The work within this position will be performed at the Lund High power laser facility and to some extent at national and international user facilities, mainly involving experimental work. The main part of the experimental work will be carried out in collaboration with the other researchers in the group, but the student will more specifically work on a project with the goal to generate isolated attosecond pulses by means of a two-color field and use these attosecond pulses for pump-probe studies of charge dynamics in molecules. The student is expected to work with the completion of the experimental setup, implementation of the technique at the beamline and to run the coming experiments on a daily basis.
The project may include the following tasks:
The main task for the doctoral student will be to conduct research education which includes work with research but also to master graduate courses.
A formal requirement for doctoral studies in Physics is:
A person meets the specific admission requirements if he or she has
Furthermore, the acceptance is based on the estimated ability to accomplish postgraduate studies.
Basis of assessment
Selection to postgraduate studies is based on the expected ability to perform well in the studies. The evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular:
Other assessment criteria:
We consider good cooperation ability, drive and independent work ability as positive personal attributes.
Terms of employment
A PhD position is an employment with the main duty to be engaged in PhD studies according to the study plan. The duration of PhD studies is 4 years full time studies. In addition, those appointed to doctoral student position may be required to work with educational tasks, research and technical/administrative duties at a level of at most 20% of full time. The position is then extended correspondingly, however not longer than corresponding to 5 years full time employment. PhD positions are subject to special regulations. These can be found in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100, ch. 5, with updates). Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to PhD position.
Apply online! Applications must contain a covering letter in which applicants describe themselves and their particular research interests. Applications must also include a CV, a copy of the applicant’s Master’s thesis (or a summary text if the thesis is not yet completed), contact details of at least two references, copies of grade certificates, and any other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to. Applicants are also required to answer the job specific questions as the first step of the application process.
The English version of this announcement is an interpretation of national formalities expressed in the Swedish text. In case of uncertainties, the Swedish text applies.
|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|First day of employment||as soon as possible|
|Number of positions||1|
|Working hours||100 %|
|Last application date||07.Apr.2017 11:59 PM CET|