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: 10)

Solid State Physics PhD student in physics, within the discipline biophysics (PA2018/1287)
The main theme of the project is microfluidic characterization and purification of extracellular vesicles based on their colloidal and interfacial properties for medical and biological applications using advanced nanotechnology. The work will take place in close collaboration with different disciplines within academia, industry and clinic.
Contact: Jonas Tegenfeldt (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline July 8th)
Application deadline July 8
Solid State Physics Post-doctoral position in condensed matter theory (PA2018/1678)
In this position, you will conduct theoretical research in close collaboration with our experimental partners. You are expected to take part in the planning and development of new experiments and help interpret experimental results. In parallel, you will work with development of new theoretical methods and with calculations based on model systems. A particular focus is expected to be on so-called quasiparticle poisoning and other processes which can cause decoherence in topological quantum bits.
Contact: Martin Leijnse (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline June 29th)
Application deadline June 29
Physical Chemistry Doctoral student in physical chemistry (PA2018/1901)
The project will be mainly experimental in nature and will involve studies on both artificial systems mimicking specific properties of real cell membranes and on live cells. High-resolution fluorescence microscopy will be used to study the organisation and binding kinetics of different key membrane proteins in the contact between immune cells, focusing on the interaction between T-cell receptors and pMHCs.
Contact: Peter Jönsson (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline June 25th)
Application deadline June 25
Solid State Physics Postdoctoral position in topological quantum systems (PA2018/664)
In this project, you will perform experimental work to study superconductor – semiconductor hybrids. These systems host Majorana states that promise virtually decoherence-free and fault-tolerant quantum computation based on topological protection. Thanks to material and experimental advances achieved during the last years, Majorana zero modes are now routinely observed in multiple research laboratories. Your task is to work in an EU-wide QuantERA project that aims to bring research on Majorana modes to the next level in a twofold way. First, we will develop cleaner InAs-based systems as well as novel InSb systems that allow the integration of multiple Majorana wires, and second, we will optimize fast electronic control and measurements techniques to be directly applied to study the physical properties of Majorana modes and in performing basic quantum operations.
Contact: Ville Maisi (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline June 19th)
Application deadline June 19
Solid State Physics Post-doctoral position in Materials Science (PA2018/555)
The aim of this project is to study the fundamental formation processes in semiconductor crystal growth at the nanoscale in-situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The project will utilize a customized TEM integrated with a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) equipped with gas sources suitable for growth of semiconductor materials. Real-time analysis will be used to understand the processes governing nucleation, selection of crystal structure, and growth of heterostructure materials. Within this project semiconductor nanowires composed of III-V materials will be used as templates for investigating crystal growth at the atomic scale.
Contact: Kimberly Dick Thelander (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline June 19th)
Application deadline June 19
Solid State Physics Post-doctoral position in nano-optics (PA2018/1288)
This position will involve studies of III-V nanowires with control over the crystal phases. In particular, the interfaces between wurtzite and zinc-blende GaAs and InP will be studied with the purpose of understanding the exciton gas which is bound to this interface. Studies of quantum wells defined by crystal phases, so-called polytype quantum wells, will also be performed. Also in this case, exciton gases will be studied. The long-term goal is to find new electronic phases at the exciton gas. The excitation gas can also be charged both positively and negatively. The experimental work will involve studies of individual nanowires, requiring good experience of optical micro-spectroscopy at low temperatures.
Contact: Mats-Erik Pistol (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline June 14th)
Application deadline June 14
Solid State Physics PhD student in Physics, within the discipline of aerosol physics (PA2018/666)
The goal of the project is developing and combining techniques to produce nanoparticles with well-defined shell and investigating the structure and composition of these. The project will include conceptional work and construction of relevant apparatus. Moreover, a number of methods for characterising the produced particles are included. The doctoral student is expected to work independently, as well as in collaboration with researchers doing other tasks within the Project.
Contact: Knut Deppert (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline June 12th)
Application deadline June 12
Nuclear Physics Post-doctoral position in Aerosol Science (PA2018/1539)
The aim of the VR project is to quantify exchanges of particles and trace gases between the boreal forest and the lower troposphere, and how they affect carbon cycling and respond to climate change. The FORMAS project aims at identifying and describing the key processes responsible for the initial stages of transformation of traffic soot particles in an urban environment and the downwind urban plume, and the time scales involved.
The aerosol observations at Hyltemossa are also carried out within the framework of the pan-European research infrastructure ACTRIS (Aerosols, Clouds, Trace gases Research Infrastructure, The research is a collaboration with scientists at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at Lund University, who are responsible for the ICOS greenhouse gas observations at Hyltemossa.
Contact: Erik Swietlicki (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline June 12th)
Application deadline June 12
Solid State Physics Phd student in Physics, within the discipline Biophysics (PA2018/1152)
Within this project, both fundamental and applied research will be conducted related to using semiconductor nanowires and hollow nanowires for interrogating single cells. The research will primarily involve super-resolution optical investigations, and will have strong links to biochemistry, physical chemistry and cell biology. The PhD-candidate is expected to work independently, in collaboration with researchers from academia, in developing methods for investigating the nanowire-cell interface and probing single cells using nanowires. Confocal fluorescence microscopy and STED microscopy will be used extensively in this Project.
Contact: Christelle Prinz (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline June 10th)
Application deadline June 10
Mathematical Physics PhD-Student in Condensed matter theory (PA2018/1344)
c) Simulation and design of THz quantum cascade lasers: In this project, the existing model shall be improved with respect to the light field in the cavity and electrical instabilities. The main purpose is to identify designs with improved device functionality, which will be tested by our international experimental collaboration partners.
Contact: Andreas Wacker (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline June 6th)
Application deadline June 6


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