Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry (Nfak)

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.

Subject description

The research group works with ultrafast spectroscopy to study light-induced processes. Specifically, in this project, laser spectroscopy is applied to study photocatalytic CO₂ conversion. The aim is to understand the process and guide the material design. The long-term target is a system that can use energy of sunlight to convert CO₂ to fuel. 

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Work duties

The PhD student will be working in a multidisciplinary group which involves, besides laser spectroscopists, also material scientists and theorists. The main responsibility is ultrafast spectroscopy. We envision also experimental campaigns at large-scale facilities like MAX IV. Experimental data analyses and interpretation will be an important part of the work.

Qualification requirements

Master degree in Physics, Chemical Physics, Molecular Spectroscopy, Optics, Physical Chemistry or equivalent. Very good oral and written proficiency in English. Good communication skills and high level of independence.

Additional requirements:

  • Experience in spectroscopy and data analysis is highly meriting.
  • Computer programming is meriting

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

The assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their educational background and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on the skills within the subject. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence.

Terms of employment

The employment is full time for four years starting as soon as possible but not later than June 1, 2023. Contact person Prof. Tönu Pullerits.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications, if any
  • 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 master degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.


Type of employment Temporary position
First day of employment Snarast
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/639
  • Professor Tönu Pullerits, +46462228131,
  • HR Admin. Mia Hedin,
Published 01.Mar.2023
Last application date 28.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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