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: 2)

Synchrotron Radiation Research Doctoral student: Nanostructured X-ray detectors (PA2019/4340)
This project will use nanofabrication methods to create novel high-resolution X-ray detectors. Detectors convert high-energy X-ray photons into an electrical signal, and are critical in X-ray systems for clinical and industrial applications. Established bulk detectors have relatively large pixels, which limits the resolution in for instance X-ray microscopy. The project aims at reducing the pixel size of X-ray detectors from the current micrometer size to tens of nanometers.
Contact: Jesper Wallentin (
Apply online: full announcement (applicaiton deadline January 31st 2020
Application deadline Jan 31
Solid State Physics PhD student in theory of quantum transport and quantum thermodynamics (PA2019/3686)
The PhD student will become a part of a large ongoing research project aiming to exploit the special properties of nanoscale systems for novel concepts in high-efficiency energy conversion and generation. The specific PhD position announced here will focus on theoretical studies of quantum transport in quantum dots and/or one-dimensional nanowires under the effects of external voltages, photons (in the visible range, or in the microwave regime in superconducting cavities), phonons and temperature gradients. Theoretical studies of (quantum) thermodynamic machines might also be undertaken..
Contact: Martin Leijnse (
Apply online: full announcement (application deadline December 20th)
Application deadline Dec 20


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