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: 5)

Solid State Physics Postdoctoral position in Material Science (PA2018/3469)
Within this project basic as well as applied research related to development of III-V semiconductor nanowires will be conducted, especially with respect to materials used in optoelectronic and solar cell applications. Time resolved optical characterization will be used to gain insight into the materials. This will include studies of surface passivation. The research will also involve electro-optical investigations, such as photoconductivity studies and will have strong links to materials science as well as to device fabrication. Materials characterization by electron microscopy and other methods will be carried out on devices in order to correlate spectroscopy and structure. The position will include supervision of diploma students and PhD students. The candidate will help to secure research funding. The position may include teaching activities on undergraduate, graduate and PhD level.
Contact: Magnus T Borgström (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline January 6th)
Application deadline January 6
Solid State Physics Ekonom (PA2018/4441)
De huvudsakliga arbetsuppgifterna är att ge kvalificerad ekonomiservice till avdelningen. Arbetsuppgifterna inkluderar:
  • Budget och bokslutsarbete
  • Projektrapportering (inklusive budget, löpande uppföljning och kontraktsvillkor)
  • Ekonomisupport till vår personal
  • Löpande redovisning (fakturering, leverantörsfakturor, anläggningsredovisning mm)
  • Utveckla rutiner, mallar och processer
  • Vara behjälplig med andra administrativa arbetsuppgifter
Du kommer att arbeta i nära samarbete med vår andra ekonom och vår ekonomiadministratör. Ni arbetar direkt mot avdelningens forskare/forskargrupper och har ett nära samarbete med avdelningsledningen
Kontakt: Charlotte Solberg ( or Anneli Löfgren (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline January 13th)
Application deadline January 13
Chemical Physics Doctoral student in chemical physics (PA2018/4384)
This Ph.D. position will be focused on experimentally using ideas from cavity quantum optics to enable imaging of otherwise “dark” single molecules. Such “dark” molecules and transitions play a critical role for the electronic properties of molecular systems used in modern optoelectronics or as photovoltaic materials.
Contact: Ivan Scheblykin (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline January 14th)
Application deadline January 14
Nano Electronics Doctoral student in Electrical Engineering oriented towards Nanoelectronics (PA2018/4196)
The topic of the PhD position is “Synthesis and integration of ferroelectric hafnia films with nanoscale devices”. The PhD position aims at investigating methods to synthesize high-quality ferroelectric hafnia films, perform detailed advanced characterization, as well as developing processes for realizing integration of the materials with III-V nanoscale transistor devices. The target application is ultra-low power negative capacitance FET devices operating at 0.1-0.3 V. The research work will require close collaboration with other PhD students in the same group as well as researchers at the synchrotron facility MAX IV. The research will primarily involve varied forms of semiconductor processing and characterization, as well as device fabrication and measurements. The position may involve a combination of experimental and theoretical work.
Contact: Mattias Borg (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline January 20th)
Application deadline January 20
Synchrotron Radiation Research Postdoc position: Nanoscale X-ray physics (PA2018/3915)
The project will develop methods to study semiconductor nanodevices at high spatial resolution. Possible studies include for instance X-ray detection, X-ray diffraction of operational devices, and phase transitions. The candidate will have significant freedom to influence the direction of the project, and is expected to take initiatives and drive the project quite independently.
The project will create nanostructured devices, for instance single nanowire devices, using electron beam lithography, metal evaporation and other nanofabrication tools. The candidate will have access to the Lund Nano Lab, which has world class facilities for nanodevice fabrication. There are also ample opportunities for collaboration with groups focused on synthesis and device fabrication in the NanoLund network.
Nanostructures will initially be characterized using electrical and optical methods. Subsequently, the devices will be investigated using nanofocused X-ray beams at the Nanomax beamline at the new MAX IV synchrotron, as well as at PETRA-III in Germany, ESRF in France and possibly other international synchrotron facilities.
Contact: Jesper Wallentin (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline January 31th)
Application deadline January 31


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