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

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 division of Solid State Physics at the department of Physics runs the world-class semiconductor nanofabrication facility Lund Nano Lab (LNL). LNL is part of Myfab – the national infrastructure for micro and nano fabrication. It is a key infrastructure for Nanolund, the Center for Nanoscience at Lund University, which is world-leading in the materials science and applications of nanostructured semiconductors. LNL turns over approx. 45 MSEK annually and consists of circa 1200 m2 laboratory area whereof 600 m2 is designated semiconductor clean room. The lab hosts approximately 80 tools, including those for deposition, growth, etch and patterning of semiconductor materials. There are also a number of specialised instruments for characterisationand metrology. The lab has over 150 active users from academia and industry. The LNL team includes 14 highly qualified scientists, engineers and technicians, including a number of Ph.D’s, who are focused on keeping the facility running, equipment available and providing a service to all users so that they can conduct their research.

Lund Nano Lab is seeking an experienced Process Engineer with an emphasis on plasma processes (ICP-RIE, PECVD, etc). In this role, the successful candidate will conduct process, equipment and material improvement projects in support of the user base and in conjunction with the original equipment manufacturers (OEM). This involves exceptional team work and collaboration with other engineers in the LNL team as well as OEM’s to meet challenging, long-term research goals. You will interface with students, scientists and engineers to provide training and support on select processes and equipment, reporting to the Operations Manager of LNL. We are planning to build a new cleanroom at Science Village in Lund to double the current capacity, so this is an exceptionally exciting time to join the team.

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Work duties

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring process tools are in good condition and ready to use
  • Train and issue licenses to new users
  • Prepare and document process specifications and capabilities
  • Establish or develop documentation for calibration routines, baseline processes, tool monitoring and tool recovery procedures (in collaboration with equipment manufacturers, colleagues and the user base)
  • Provide consultation and user support for new process development. Ensure compatability of new processes with existing processes
  • Troubleshooting of processes and equipment. Work with vendors for technical assistance and support when issues arise with the tools
  • Improve and expand process performance for all users
  • Assist or lead in procuring new equipment for Lund Nano Lab and coordinate efforts with equipment engineers and facility manager during installation / start-up and acceptance testing


The following documented experiences and qualifications are required:

  • A University degree in a relevant area such as chemical engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science or a similar education
  • Minimum of 5 years of process development in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of basic semiconductor processing principles
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot existing processes
  • A thorough understanding of the interdependence of process and hardware
  • Proficiency in English including the ability to write technical documentation
  • Service minded approach, with excellent communication skills and team-oriented approach / collaboration

Other merits

Further, these additional qualifications and experience would be beneficial:

  • Experience with semiconductor processing equipment, in particular with plasma etching and plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD)
  • Hands-on experience with semiconductor process development
  • Ability to perform basic process troubleshooting
  • Ability to operate complicated processing equipment
  • Experience with basic data analysis, e.g., I-MR, in support of process monitoring and stability
  • Excellent understanding of the safety hazards associated with operating various cleanroom equipment

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the administrative work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.

We offer

Lund University is a large and versatile workplace. We are a government agency, which means that you get good benefits, generous holidays and a good occupational pension. We also have a flexitime agreement that creates good conditions for work-life balance. Read more about being employed with us here:

Terms of employment

Permanent employment, scope 100%. Probationary employment may be applied.

Instructions on how to apply

The position is applied for via the university's recruitment system. The application must contain a personal letter with motivation for why you are interested in the job and in what way the job matches yours merits. The application must also contain a CV, diploma or equivalent and anything else you want invoke (copies of grades, information for references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment April 1st 2022
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/82
  • Luke Hankin, Head of Lab, +462223647,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 21.Jan.2022
Last application date 17.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET

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