Lund University, Faculty of Science, 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.

Work duties

You will work in a project funded by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) to estimate the local and global impact of tritium and carbon-14 in connection with the proposed expansion of nuclear power in Sweden. Both traditional reactors and small modular reactors (SMRs) will be considered. You will:

  • Compile nuclide production and emission data for various types of existing nuclear power reactors from databases.
  • Conduct a number of case studies to simulate radionuclide inventories of tritium and carbon-14 in SMRs.
  • Estimate probable release pathways and amount of released tritium and carbon-14 for the SMRs in the case studies.
  • Present your results in a scientific publication.

The work will partly take place in collaboration with other Swedish universities.


Requirements for employment are that applicants have

  • passed an advanced level degree in science or technology, or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in some other way within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

The applicants must also have

  • completed an independent work (e.g. thesis) in a relevant subject comprising at least 30 higher education credits.
  • basic knowledge of nuclear physics from courses at first level or advanced level.
  • experience with simulation of nuclide inventory in nuclear power reactors.
  • very good knowledge of English, in speech and writing.

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to i.e. 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.

Terms of employment

The employment is a fixed-term employment for 360 days at 100% per cent according to agreement, but with a start date of September 1, 2024 at the latest.

Contact person: Professor Kristina Eriksson Stenström,

Instructions on how to apply

Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1593
  • Kristina Stenström,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 11.Jun.2024
Last application date 02.Jul.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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