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)

Synchrotron Radiation Research PhD position in physics (PA2018/549)
In the project the PhD student will study structure formation and function on semiconductor nanostructures using cutting edge scanning probe microscopy as well as synchrotron based diffraction, spectroscopy, and imaging. This combination of techniques makes it possible to reach a fundamental understanding of nanostructure growth-structure-function relationship at length scales from microns to the atomic scale. It further allows us to focus on surfaces and interfaces of nanoscale objects, which are of particular importance, as they often directly define functionality. Studies are performed both on static structures and in-situ during growth or operation of the nanostructures.
Contact: Anders Mikkelsen (+46462229627)
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline April 15th)
Application deadline April 15
Solid State Physics Equipment Technician or Engineer (PA2018/514)
You will be responsible for service, preventive and corrective maintenance on a variety of tools and support equipment, including chemical vapor deposition tools.  Another key part of the job will be hands-on involvement in installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of gas distribution systems. You will interface with students, scientists and engineers to provide basic training and support on equipment and gas related matters, reporting to the Operations Manager of LNL.
Contact: Maria Huffman (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline April 22nd)
Application deadline April 22
Solid State Physics Postdoctoral position in Material Science (PA2018/663)
The aim of the project is to study and develop compositional and structural control of semiconducting nanowires with high yield and high spatial control in axial and radial directions for the creation of complex three-dimensional architectures. The project will utilize a metal organic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE) system with all relevant group III and group V precursor materials available. Further will advanced fabrication of templated growth substrates and in-situ analysis be employed for high yield and process control. A particular focus will be on the understanding of how the process conditions and involved chemical species used during the fabrication can be utilized to control and design the structure, morphology, composition, and properties of the final nanowire-based architectures.
Contact: Sebastian Lehmann (+46 46 222 78 77) or Kimberly Dick Thelander (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline April 3rd)
Application Deadline April 3


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