Lunds universitet, 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.

Subject description
The successful candidate will work on developing methods and computational tools to study the atomic nucleus. The line of research of the nuclear theory group in Lund regards nuclear structure and reaction properties in medium, heavy and superheavy nuclei using effective Hamiltonians, projection techniques and Green’s function methods. The appointment will be for 2 years. There may be future career opportunities at the department after the two years. All positions at LU are advertised and applied for in competition. 

Research in the division of mathematical-physics is active primarily in the field of quantum many particle physics. That includes theoretical nuclear structure physics, nanometer physics, quantum information, atomic theory and material modeling, with numerous partnerships both internationally and within Lund University.

Work duties
The main duties involved in the post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research in theoretical nuclear physics. The successful applicant will contribute to the research efforts in nuclear theory at Lund university. The candidate will have a strong research record and initiative towards scientific independence.

If the applicant is interested, teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to interact with the master students and the PhD students in the research group and contribute to meetings and seminars.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English. 

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject and the ability to contribute to the research project. The assessment will evaluate experience, demonstrated independence, and research curiosity in one or more of these topics: nuclear DFT and post-DFT methods, Green’s function, GCM/RGM, nuclear reactions theory.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive, curiosity, 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. Finally, teaching ability will be counted as an additional merit.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and a list of publications (highlighting the most relevant to the application). Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/2924
  • Linda Clarin, HR,
  • Andrea Idini, Associate Senior Lecturer,
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 19.Sep.2019
Last application date 31.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

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