Career Opportunities

Kick-start your career in interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology

NanoLund always welcomes applications from outstanding candidates for Masters projects, PhD studies or for postdoctoral work. We offer:

  • a creative, world-class interdisciplinary research environment for fundamental and applied nanoscience
  • state-of-the-art infrastructure for the fabrication and characterization of nanostructures
  • a highly regarded scientific education
  • internships in nanotechnology industry
  • intellectual property training
  • a strong international nanoscience network
  • family-friendly living conditions and a high degree of social security
  • a competitive salary and full employment contracts for PhD students and postdocs

Positions with NanoLund research groups (right now: 1) Upcoming oppertunities (2+)

Last application date 26 February, 2017

Upcoming opportunity Postdoctor in experimental low temperature physics (PA2017/4108)

This is a career development position primarily focused on research.

High degree of coherence and low relaxation are paramount for any application of quantum technology. In this project, we will utilize the cutting-edge expertise of growing heterostructured nanodevices such as heterostructure or polytype defined quantum dots in NanoLund to build coherent quantum devices for quantum sensing. Using the heterostructures allows for making hard-wall confinement to the dots instead of the smooth potential landscape that one has in the traditional gate defined dots. In this way, we will move toward firmly defined confinement potential as found in real atoms, which are known to have high coherence, while still working with solid-state devices that can be easily integrated. The work will be done by coupling charge and spin qubits of the nanowire devices to superconducting resonators and studying their interactions with circuit quantum electrodynamics techniques. We expect that, in addition to the coherence properties, for example the electron phonon coupling yields interesting properties for these devices: It is expected to differ significantly for the nanowire quantum dot devices that are not an integral part the substrate but rather free standing structures. This is expected to yield quantum sensing applications for example for vibration sensing in the long run.

If you have specific questions regarding the project or position please don’t hesitate to contact Ville Maisi ( To apply, click here.


Last application date TBA

Upcoming opportunity Postdoctor in Nanothermodynamics for optoelectronic semiconductor devices

This is a career development position primarily focused on research.

The position is intended for growth of nanowires of compound semiconductors, primarily based on CBE, for their use within the KAW-funded project Nanothermodynamics for optoelectronic semiconductor devices”. It would be valuable if the Postdoctoral fellow is able to perform growth of nanowire-based nitride materials for optoelectronic devices. Beside direct growth it is crucial that the fellow has documented skills within advanced nanotechnology, especially for advanced patterning at nanoscale and for processing of nanowire-based optoelectronic devices.

If you have specific questions regarding the project or position please don’t hesitate to contact Lars Samuelson (


Positions will be posted as they become available

Upcoming opportunities Postdoc and PhD student positions

We are currently recruiting a team of PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers to participate in a new research project starting in 2018 at Lund University in Sweden. The project involves the development of novel atomically-controlled crystal structures in III-V semiconductor nanowires for the purpose of exploring exotic electronic phases, specifically looking at excitonic and topological effects.

The project will last for five years starting from the middle of 2018, and we anticipate recruiting between 10 and 15 PhD and postdoctoral scientists to work in the project during that time. We anticipate that most of the positions will start during the second half of 2018, and we are currently searching for excellent candidates for positions within the following areas of expertise:

- in-situ TEM of nanowire growth
- development of novel structures by MOVPE growth
- STM-based surface engineering and characterization
- synchrotron-based X-ray characterization
- cathodoluminescence and photoluminescence-based characterization
- advanced correlative optical spectroscopy
- low-T electron transport characterization
- electronic structure modeling
- theoretical treatment of topological phases

If you have specific questions regarding the project or would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact Kimberly Dick Thelander (

Current openings in the project:

Postdoc in X-ray based studies of semiconductor nanostructures


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