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The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.

Postdoctoral fellow in nuclear physics: ”superheavy element spectroscopy”

Work assignment

One research area within the Division of Nuclear Physics, Department of Physics, concerns the nuclear structure and stability of superheavy atomic nuclei. A new measurement campaign is scheduled for 2018 and 2019 at the international accelerator facility GSI (FAIR Phase 0) at Darmstadt, Germany. The applicant is expected to take an active role in the preparations and conduction of these experiments, followed by data analysis and interpretation. Physics conclusions are drawn in close collaboration with the nuclear structure theory group at the Division of Mathematical Physics in Lund.

Within the KAW-project “ChaSE Lundium”, the applicant will take specific responsibility for the installation of an upgraded silicon-detector system for implantation and decay of superheavy nuclei. This task is tackled in close collaboration with PhD students and senior researchers in Lund as well as at GSI, Darmstadt, Germany. The position implies regular foreign travels to Germany.

Further academic qualifications can be provided by access to scientific data from previous, so-called TASISpec experiments, as well as opportunities to engage in various teaching activities to add to personal pedagogic merits.


This is a qualifying position focusing on research. The applicant must hold a doctoral degree in physics upon start of the position and dating back no more than 4 years prior to the application deadline. Doctoral and/or postdoctoral studies in experimental nuclear structure are required. Very good oral and written command in English is required. Work experience within international collaborations, experience with development of radiation detectors both in practice and advanced simulations, and experience with decay spectroscopy of heavy and superheavy atomic nuclei behind recoil separators are highly valued. Teaching experience at university level and knowledge in Swedish and German are considered additional merits.


The employment is limited to a maximum of 2 years and is full-time. The employment is limited by agreement, "Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor”, mellan arbetsmarknadens parter daterat 2008-09-04 (Arbetsgivarverket, OFR:s, Saco-S och SEKO).

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The application must comprise a personal cover letter briefly describing the applicant, interest within the specific research area, including comments concerning the job-related questions. The application should also contain a concise CV, a copy of or link to the doctoral thesis, a publication list, a short summary of pedagogical achievements, and at least two references with contact information.

The applicant is also obliged to answer job-specific questions as first step in the application process.

Assessment criteria 

This is a qualifying job focusing primarily on research. The employment is intended as an academic career step and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their scientific merits and potential as researchers. Particular importance will be to scientific competence in the subject field.

Consideration will also be given to good co-operative ability, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his experience and competence, is expected to supplement and strengthen ongoing activities within the research group as well as contribute to its future development.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-04-01
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/3982
  • Dirk Rudolph, Professor, +46 46 222 76 33;
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46 222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46 222 93 64
Published 08.Jan.2018
Last application date 29.Jan.2018 11:59 PM CET

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