Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Department of Electrical and Information Technology consists of the four divisions: ‘Secure and Networked Systems’, ‘Communication Engineering’, ‘Integrated Electronics Systems’, and ‘Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics’.

Subject description
The basis for the research and teaching activities in electromagnetics is the fundamental macroscopic electromagnetic laws (Maxwell’s equations) as they apply to the generation and propagation of electromagnetic fields. Special emphasis is also given to the theoretical study of the various devices that can be constructed to amplify and regulate these phenomena. In our ambition to meet these goals all methods analytic, numerical, and measurements are relevant to us.

In this postdoc project, we specifically target the development of a measurement system to characterize radiation from electromagnetic devices. The fundamental component is a metasurface that converts electromagnetic radiation, in a frequency range from GHz to low THz (microwaves), to heat that can be detected with an IR camera. The position entails analysis, design, manufacturing, and experimental characterization of functional surfaces and the total measurement system. Participation in other cross-disciplinary and industrial projects are also part of the employment.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

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.
  • Documented experience in design of metasurfaces and functional surfaces for microwaves and IR.
  • Documented experience in free space microwave and IR experimental characterization.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

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.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Proficiency in design of metasurfaces and functional surfaces for microwaves and IR.
  • Proficiency in free space microwave and IR experimental characterization.
  • Active participation in teaching and development of teaching material.
  • Oral and written proficiency in Swedish is a merit, since the position includes teaching in the first cycle.
  • Ability for cross-disciplinary and industrial collaborations.

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.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment 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 draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/2227
  • Daniel Sjöberg, +46462227511
Published 07.Jul.2021
Last application date 28.Jul.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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