Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.

The Division of Atomic Physics has a staff of over 50 researchers including guest researchers and graduate students. The research at the division is mainly based on the use of lasers, ranging from diode lasers to terawatt lasers at the High-Power Laser Facility. Some areas of research are: physics with high intensity laser pulses, attosecond science. VUV/XUV laser spectroscopy, quantum electronics, quantum optics and solid state spectroscopy, applied molecular spectroscopy, laser applications in medicine and biology, and industrial applications. More information can be found at

Subject description We are looking for a researcher in attosecond physics. The subject is the study of photoionization dynamics using pump/probe techniques with attosecond light pulses either in a train or isolated.  

Work duties The work will be to operate, maintain and upgrade a femtosecond 1 kHz titanium-sapphire laser system, generate attosecond pulses by high-order harmonic generation in gases, transport and manipulate XUV radiation, and perform applications in atomic and molecular systems in gas phase. Part of the work will be to develop an isolated attosecond pulse source and its applications, using few-cycle laser pulses obtained after post compression in a capillary.

Supervision of master degree projects and PhD students is expected.

Qualification requirements Applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Physics.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Practical experience with femtosecond laser systems.
  • Experience with few-cycle laser pulses.
  • Experience with generation and application of attosecond pulses.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development. Experience in the theoretical description of the interaction of ultrashort pulses with matter is an additional merit.

Terms of employment Temporary position, 100 %, 2018-08-25 - 2020-08-24.

Instructions on how to apply Applications shall be written in English and contain:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-08-25
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1199
  • Anne L'Huillier, professor, +46 46 222 7661
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 09.May.2018
Last application date 23.May.2018 11:59 PM CET

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