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: 3)

Solid State Physics PhD-student in physics (PA2019/730)
The main focus of this position is characterization of fundamental properties of nano-sized nitride structures. There will be two classes of structures. The first class is thin films seeded by nanowires for the use as substrates for power electronics. The second class is 3D nanostructures for use in optoelectronic devices, mainly LEDs. The characterization will focus on the optical properties, exciting the structures by either light (photoluminescence), energetic electrons (cathodoluminescence) or electric current (electroluminescence). Structural characterization can also be used with either scanning or transmission electron microscopy. The characterization is intended for feedback in improving the properties of the structures in the project.
Contact: Anders Gustafsson (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline April 18th)
Application deadline April 18
Solid State Physics Post-doctoral position (PA2019/249)
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.
Contact: Mats-Erik Pistol (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline April 19th)
Application deadline April 19
Synchrotron Radiation Research PhD position: X-ray imaging techniques at brilliant sources (PA2019/1003)
The project is computational with an experimental component. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain the understanding of the whole imaging process, i.e. simulate the novel techniques, perform experiments primarily at MAX IV and the European XFEL, and analyze the data to reconstruct the samples. The collected and processed data will be invaluable to address relevant scientific questions which cannot be studied with current approaches and require these high brilliance facilities.
Contact: Pablo Villanueva (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline April 30th)
Application deadline April 30


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