Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, institutionen för astronomi och teoretisk fysik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 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.

We announce a Researcher position for one year within origin of life research at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

The successful candidate will work in the planet formation team. This team is led by Anders Johansen, who has a large expertise and experience within the research area. The group has funding to employ a researcher on a one-year contract.

Work duties

The researcher will work on chemical motion of droplets on a water surface as an analogy for the origin of self-propelling motion in primitive cells. These experiments will be interpreted in the context of the chemical conditions on early Earth.


The applicant must hold a PhD in physical chemistry and have a research profile within experiments on complex behavior of self-propelled objects in the context of the origin of life.

Terms of employment

Fixed-term employment full-time for one year.

Application procedure

Applications should consist of a CV, a publication list and a short description of current research (max 1 page).

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 1, 2023 until December 31 2023
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3677
  • Anders Johansen, Professor,
  • Tina Olsson, human resource officer, +46462224853,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46-46-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
Published 18.Nov.2022
Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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