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

Available positions with NanoLund research groups (right now: 6)

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Solid State Physics PhD-student in physics, within the discipline biophysics (PA2017/1259)
The doctoral student will develop a microfluidic tool for extraction of DNA from individual cells and mapping of DNA by the mobile phone-based microscopy. Two different principles will be studied for DNA extraction. One is based on the capture of bacterial cells and subsequent lysis in the microfluidic chamber. The second is based on the encapsulation of the bacteria in the hydrogel particles are produced by two-phase fluid dynamics. Here fluidics simulations and microfluidics are key tasks. This includes fabrication primarily with soft lithography and use of devices, especially microfluidic particle sorting of cells and DNA.
Contact: Jonas Tegenfeldt (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline May 19)
Application deadline May 19 2017
Solid State Physics PhD student in materials science (PA2017/897)
The candidate will develop growth and characterization of nanowires interesting for energy harvesting, especially with respect to nanowire tandem junction solar cells, and will contribute to the development of x-ray characterization of nanowire solar cells at MAX IV. The candidate will be working in a clean room environment, where metal organic vapor phase epitaxy will be used for synthesis, and scanning electron microscopy, atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition: common clean room tools, will be used for processing and characterization
Contact: Magnus T. Borgström (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline May 19)
Application deadline May 19 2017
Solid State Physics Three Doctoral (PhD) student positions in physics (quantum transport, nanothermodynamics and nanoelectronics)
Each of the three positions will involve nanofabrication in a clean-room environment, use of low-temperature measurement equipment, and advanced electronic characterization techniques. All three positions will be embedded into a major thrust in nanothermodynamics at NanoLund, in close collaboration with theory. Interested candidates should apply for each of the three positions they are interested in.
Thermodynamics in semiconductor systems with very few electrons (PA2017/1056)
Contact: Ville Maisi (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline May 28th)
Thermoelectric and photo-thermoelectric energy conversion (PA2017/1057)
Contact: Heiner Linke (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline May 28th)
Electron- and hole-spin phenomena in quantum dots (PA2017/1133)
Contact: Adam Burke (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline May 28th)
Application deadline extended to May 28 2017
Solid State Physics PhD student in physics within the discipline of nanodevices based on molecular motors (PA2017/950)
The project with the aim to develop and test new nanostructures for applications with molecular motors, in particular within biocomputation. New concepts for biocomputation will be developed, tested and evaluated. Experimental methods will include nanofabrication (including electron-beam lithography), characterization (including by electron microscope), biochemical methods (for example surface functionalization), and fluorescence microscopy. Also theoretical methods, such as numerical modelling, mathematics, and analytic methods may be used.
Contact: Heiner Linke (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline May 15th)
Application deadline May 15 2017
Solid State Physics Postdoctoral fellow in materials science (PA2017/894)
The project will deal with synthesis (metal organic gas phase epitaxy) and development of heterostructures and ternary materials with focus on processing and characterization. Processing involves patterning for catalyst definition, atomic layer deposition of dielectrics, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, dry and wet etching and dealing with chemicals and tools existing in our clean room environment. Characterization involves for instance scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, electron beam induced current evaluation (EBIC).
Contact: Magnus T. Borgström (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline May 12th)
Application deadline May 12 2017
Synchrotron Radiation Research Associate Senior University Lecturer in Physics with specialisation in Nanomagnetism (PA2016/4824)
The main research task is to lead, coordinate and develop research within nano and/or molecular magnetism. The research should be primarily of experimental nature, but complemented by theoretical modelling either through the applicants own efforts or in collaboration with other research groups. Using the opportunities for X-ray based studies as found at the MAX IV laboratory, as well as other synchrotron sources, should be an important aspect of the research.
Contact: Anders Mikkelsen (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline May 8th)
Application deadline May 8 2017
Solid State Physics Stipend for a postdoc in theory of nanoscale thermoelectrics
This is a stipend for a one-year postdoc position, with a possible extension for one additional year. The postdoc is expected to carry out theoretical research of relevance to nanoscale thermoelectric devices based on, for example, molecular systems or semiconductor nanowires. A special focus will be on effects of quantum interference and electron-electron interactions. Candidates are expected to have a background in theoretical methods for quantum transport and/or many-body physics of nanoscale systems. Close collaborations exist with experimental and theoretical groups, both at NanoLund and internationally.
To apply or request more information, contact Martin Leijnse (
Apply as soon as possible


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