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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.


Doctoral student in physics with focus on photonics/nanotechnology

The PhD student will work on detectors made of type II superlattice semiconductor materials in the project “Megapixel superlattice detectors with optical metasurfaces” financially supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF).

The aim of the project is to develop the next generation megapixel imaging sensors exhibiting state-
of-the-art performance. This will be accomplished by developing novel resonator pixels and advanced
fabrication methods.
The tasks of the PhD student include:

  • Modelling  of  type-II  infrared  detectors  with  optical  resonator  structures  using  in-house simulation tools, as well as commercial tools such as Comsol and Lumerical.
  • Fabrication  of  infrared  detectors  with  resonator  structures  using  advanced  processing equipment in a top-class cleanroom environment.
  • Structural,  electrical,  and  optical  characterization  of  imaging  sensor  arrays  using  e.g. electron microscopy, current-voltage/capacitance-voltage measurement techniques, and photocurrent/photoluminescence spectroscopy.
  • Dissemination of research findings through publishing in leading international academic journals and high impact conferences.

This PhD position is part of an extensive collaboration between IRnova, Lund University and Halmstad University.
The PhD student will spend most of the time at IRnova in Stockholm, but also carry out advanced processing/characterization work at NanoLund and at Halmstad University.

Academic Supervisor: Professor Håkan Pettersson

Employer: IRnova in Stockholm

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Complete vacancy description including instructions how to apply

Four advantageous associate senior lectureships

The Faculty of Science wants to provide early-career researchers with an opportunity over a six-year period to develop a long-term research activity as well as qualify for promotion to senior lecturer. The faculty is therefore announcing vacancies for up to four positions as associate senior lecturer within the faculty’s subject areas. In order to support the formation of a research team, resources corresponding to at least one doctoral studentship and one two-year postdoc position will be linked to the appointment. One of the requirements for employment as an associate senior lecturer is that the candidate has been awarded a PhD or has corresponding research expertise. The application deadline is 15 February.

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