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: 4)

Solid State Physics Chemical Engineer or Chemist (PA2019/530)
You will be responsible for all chemicals in the facility as well as be key in expanding the current policies on chemical handling, safety procedures in the cleanroom areas, risk assessments, user training and safety protocols.  Another key part of the job will be the overall safety and storage of specific semiconductor gases and precursors. You will interface with students, scientists and engineers to provide knowledge on chemicals and wet chemical processes as well as safety matters throughout the laboratory, reporting to the Director of the laboratory.  It is also planned that you will be the main contact person for all matters dealing with chemicals for the Division.
Contact: Maria Huffman (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline March 28th)
Application deadline March 28
Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology Doctoral student in Aerosol Technology Infectious viruses and microbes in the air (PA2019/184)
A large part of the work is experimental and is done in collaboration with virologists, microbiologists and physicians at the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University. There is also a possibility of spending a few months of doctoral studies at other universities. Air samples are collected in different environments, especially hospitals where the risk of infection is large, and thereafter analysed in laboratory primarily by PCR. We also develop methodology to check how viruses survive in air in an experimental set-up.
Contact: Jakob Löndahl (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline March 27th)
Application deadline March 27
Halmstad University Doctoral student in physics with focus on nanoscience/optoelectronics (2019/3)
The appointed PhD student will work on advanced design of state-of-the-art optical sensors based on nanotechnology, sensor fabrication in world-class clean rooms at NanoLund and in-depth characterization of the sensor performance.
Contact: Håkan Pettersson (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline March 22th)
Application deadline March 22
Solid State Physics Post-doctoral position in experimental quantum transport physics (PA2018/4390)
The position is part of a larger project with a purpose to develop and study new types of semiconductor materials and structures based on atomic-level design of nanostructures in all three dimensions. You will work with other researchers who develop the underlying structures, where your role will be to investigate the electronic properties through transport measurements at low temperatures. You are expected to participate in the planning and development of new structures and experiments in close collaboration with experts in semiconductor epitaxy and quantum transport theory. The main topic is to study electron/hole and spin transport in coupled quantum dots (artificial molecules) and quantum wires that are under development. We are interested in understanding how molecular orbitals in structures with certain symmetries are affected by external parameters, such as magnetic field and the confining potential. A particular topic will be to investigate the physics of quasiparticles and molecular states that emerge when coupled quantum dots, with a very well-defined energy structure, interact with superconducting contacts.
Contact: Claes Thelander (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline March 15th)
Application deadline March 15


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