Lund university, Faculty of Engineering, Physics Department

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

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. www.fysik.lu.se/english.

The research at the division of Solid State Physics is focused around different aspects of semiconductor physics, ranging from materials science to quantum physics, to different applications. The division also leads NanoLund, the major interdisciplinary research environment within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University. Lund Nano Lab is a central key facility for fabrication of material and devices on the nanoscale. The division is also heavily involved in the undergraduate education, especially within the “Engineering Nanoscience” program.

The last decade, our research within the area of one-dimensional semiconductor structures, so called nanowires, has been at the international forefront. So far, our three main areas have been: epitaxial growth of nanowires, fundamental properties studied with transport physics and optical physics, and more applied nanoelectronics. Nanowires show efficient light absorption induced by their geometry, and only about 10 % of a surface needs to be covered by nanowires in order to have the same light absorption in a thin film of the same material leading to strong materials savings. More information is found at: www.ftf.lth.se and www.nano.lu.se

Subject description Timeresolved characterization of semiconductors.

Work duties The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. It is also expected that the postdoc works together with students in the research group and participates in meetings and seminars.

The postdoc is expected to independently carry out experimental research on carrier dynamics and non-linear optics in nanoscale systems. One project part is sum-frequency generation in quantum dots and wurtzite nanowires. Another part will be to investigate hot-carrier effects and transport of carriers on a fast timescale. This may involve pump-probe photoconductivity experiments on contacted nanowires. Most of the work will be performed in the optics lab but some device processing may also be needed. The research will be performed in close collaboration with growers and electron microscopists. Good communication skills and an understanding of these concepts are therefore advantageous. The postdoc will interact with doctoral students and possibly master students within the research area.

Qualification requirements Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • The subject of the doctorate degree should be Physics or equivalent with focus on timeresolved studies of semiconductors.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Solid knowledge of timeresolved optical spectroscopy.

The research is to a large extent interdisciplinary, and a broad competence profile and experiences from relevant areas of physics and chemistry are of special value. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:http://www.lth.se/index.php?id=71223

If the application is not designed in accordance with the academic qualifications portfolio it shall be written in English and compiled into a PDF containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a covering letter in which applicants describe themselves and their particular research interests, including contributions to the described research project (maximum 2 pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

Applicants are also required to answer the job specific questions in the final step of the application process.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment as soon as possible
Salary monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/249
Contact
  • Mats-Erik Pistol, +46462220428
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 29.Mar.2019
Last application date 02.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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