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Career Opportunities

Kick-start your career in interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology

A key-success factor for NanoLund is our wide sharing of equipment that allows everyone – from doctoral students to new faculty – to access an incredibly wide range of capabilities within characterization, fabrication and modelling, from the day they start working with us.
NanoLund always welcomes applications from outstanding candidates for masters projects, doctoral studies or postdoctoral work.
Welcome with your application!

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 strong international nanoscience network
  • a highly regarded scientific education
  • internships in nanotechnology industry
  • intellectual property training
  • family-friendly living conditions and a high degree of social security
  • a competitive salary and full employment contracts for doctoral students and postdocs

Current vacancies in NanoLund research groups

All positions are regularly posted in the Lund University recruitment system. Vacancy announcements within NanoLund are listed below. To apply for a position, click the Login and apply button in the vacancy announcement, and you will be guided to the recruitment system.

We’ re hiring: PhD and postdoc positions in advanced materials research for sustainability at Lund University.

Topics include photocatalytic materials, high efficiency photovoltaics, replacement of rare elements with more abundant ones in functional materials. Apply for being part of frontline research that strives to improve the world and the human condition. We offer full-time employment in an open and inclusive research environment with an active community of PhD students and postdocs as well as access to a wide range of state-of-the-art capabilities within characterization, nanofabrication and modelling.

The positions are included in WISE graduate school, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Workplace will be Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Descriptions of individual projects and application instructions:

Postdoc-project: Efficient Earth Abundant Aluminum Nanoplasmonics

Research group leader: Anders Mikkelsen

Application link upcoming

Postdoc-project: Photocatalytic nanoparticles for potent antimicrobial effects in water purification

Research group leader: Emma Sparr

Application link upcoming

Postdoc-project: Nanowire-based, hot-carrier photovoltaics

Research group leader: Heiner Linke

Application link upcoming

Postdoc-project: in-situ investigation of the dynamics of nickel phosphide formation and transformation

Research group leader: Kimberly Dick Thelander

Read complete vacancy and apply online by 28 February 2023

Postdoc-project: Clay as a carrier for polyphosphate fertilizers in agriculture

Research group leader: Marie Skepö

Read complete vacancy and apply online by 22 February 2023

PhD student-project: CO2 Fluidised Deep Eutectic Systems for Materials Processing

Supervisor: Karen Edler

Application link upcoming

PhD student-project: Development of a photocatalytic system based on iron for large-scale production of fuels

Supervisor: Kenneth Wärnmark

Read complete vacancy and apply online before 19 February 2023

PhD student-project: Sustainable high efficiency multi-junction nanowire solar cells

Supervisor: Magnus Borgström

Read complete vacancy and apply online by 09 February 2023

PhD student-project: Rare-earth-free exchange coupled nanocomposite materials for strong permanent magnets

Supervisor: Maria Messing    

Application link upcoming

PhD student-project: Metal-semiconductor metamaterial for IR detection beyond the conventional limit

Supervisor: Mattias Borg

Application link upcoming

PhD student-project: Alkali-stable ionenes and membranes for sustainable hydrogen production

Supervisor: Patric Jannasch

Read complete vacancy and apply online by 06 February 2023

PhD student-project: Covalent organic framework-based hybrid photo-catalytic system for efficient CO2 to fuel conversion

Supervisor: Tönu Pullerits

Application link upcoming


Doctoral position in Physics within synthesis and characterization of nanowire based solar cells

The PhD project’s focus is based on basic materials physics to further develop and improve the synthesis, processing, and characterization of nanowire-based tandem solar cells. Triple bandgap wires have recently been demonstrated and now the challenge is to realize functioning solar cells that cover square centimeter large areas and have high efficiency. Modeling shows that the structure now obtained can achieve 47% efficiency, which remains to be shown. The nanowires can be used for flexible super-thin solar cells, which will be studied and developed.

We offer a fully funded position in a vibrant research environment with access to a wide range of state-of-the-art capabilities for nanofabrication. 

Supervisor: Magnus Borgström, Professor at Solid State Physics

Application deadline: 09 February 2023

Read complete vacancy description and submit application

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