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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.
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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.

Assistant researcher organic chemistry - Permanent position

Job duties: Synthesis of self-organizing conductive polymers and molecules to be used in molecular
Workplace: The lab has recently been awarded funding to study electronic therapies in a neuropharma project (e-NeuroPharma). In the e-Neuropharma project, we develop in-vivo self-organizing bioelectronic molecular systems as therapies against neurodegenerative diseases. e-Neuropharma is a collaboration with the bioelectronics group at Linköping University, Karolinska Institutet and Chalmers University of Technology. 
We offer: Lund University is a state authority, which means you get special benefits, generous holidays and a favorable occupational pension. We also have a flexible time agreement that creates good conditions for a balance between work and leisure.

Contact person: Roger Olsson

Application deadline: 29th February 2024 

Read complete vacancy description and apply online at this link

Postdoctoral position in single-molecule characterization of artificial protein motors

The postdoctoral position is in the research group of Prof. Heiner Linke funded by the ERC Synergy Grant ArtMotor. ArtMotor’s aim is to design, synthesize and characterise autonomous, artificial molecular motors based on proteins. Our role in the project is to support the design process, and to perform single-molecule experiments that show the protein motors motion.

Thus, the project tasks are to

  1. Develop a fluorescence-based methods to detect individual steps of motors at nanometer-precision,
  2. Use this to optimize and characterize the motor while it moves along a defined DNA track,
  3. Using our state-of-the-art Lund Nano Lab to nanofabricate scaffolds as support for DNA traces.

Methods may include bioanalytical and biochemical methods, fluorescence microscopy, TIRF, STED, microfluidics, surface modification, nanofabrication, and image analysis.

Research group leader: Heiner Linke, Professor at the Division of Solid State Physics

Application deadline: 4th March 2024

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Doctoral student in Physics within the discipline of characterization of artificial protein motors

The goal of the project is to characterize artificial protein motors on single molecule level. Sup-projects are (i) to develop fluorescence-based methods to detect single steps of a motor at nanometer scale, (ii) use this to optimize and characterize the motor as it walks along a defined DNA track. The motor molecules will be provided by the collaboration partners. Methods can comprise bioanalytical and biochemical methods, fluorescence microscopy, TIRF, microfluidics, surface modification, nanofabrication as well as image analysis.

The doctoral project is part of the ERC-Synergy Grant ArtMotor:  

Supervisor for the PhD position will be Prof. Heiner Linke at the Division of Solid State Physics. 

Application deadline: 29th March 2024

Read complete vacancy description and apply online at this link

Postdoctoral position in automation for reflectometry at liquid surfaces

Project description: You will develop and test dispensing technology for viscous DES/amphiphile solutions, contribute to the design of the complete sample changing system, coordinate this work with ESS & DESY, participate in neutron and X-ray experiments and will take the primary responsibility for investigating amphiphile-DES systems. You will work in the Edler group labs in CAS, at Lund University but will also spend a substantial amount of time working at the ESS, with the technical team and Dr Arnold, to assist with building and installing the robotic sample changer on FREIA. Travel to Germany to work with our collaborators at DESY and in Kiel, as well as to attend neutron and synchrotron X-ray reflectivity experiments at the ILL, ISIS, Diamond and ESRF will also be required.

Research group leader: Karen Edler, Professor at the Centre for Analysis and Synthesis 

Application deadline: 12th March 2024

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Post-doctoral fellow in Synchrotron X-ray based studies related to materials, processes and sensors for the metals and production industry

In this project you will study technologically relevant metal structures and processes related to industrial manufacturing processes using newly established synchrotron-based X-ray methods. A focus will be on the structure, chemistry, and morphology of metal samples from atomic to macroscopic scales. We will study samples after they have been processed under industrial conditions as well as during manufacturing or processing conditions. Importantly we will also work to understand the material science questions of novel sensor integration into metal production and products.  The aim is to obtain a significantly improved fundamental understanding of industrial processes related to metals and help produce better and more sustainable fabrication methods.

Research group leader: Anders Mikkelsen, Professor at Synchrotron Radiation Research

Application deadline: 17th March 2024

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Would you like to have your vacancy posted here? Please send an e-mail to webmaster [at] nano [dot] lu [dot] se (webmaster[at]nano[dot]lu[dot]se).

Career development

Lund University offers a broad range of activities for doctoral students, postdocs and research team leaders to promote career development.

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