Lunds Universitet, LTH, Physical institution

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.

Description of the workplace

The is a position in the Quantum information group, at the Division of atomic physics within with Department of Physics. The group has roughly 10 members and carries out research in quantum information and quantum technology related projects based on the unique quantum properties of low temperature rare earth ion doped crystals. The projects include quantum computing, quantum communication, quantum optics and quantum-technology-based biomedical applications. The holder of this particular position will assist in the research work on the biomedical project where a technique for optical imaging deep inside the body is developed.

In this imaging technique an ultrasound pulse is sent in to the body, When the pulse reaches the region to be investigated, a light pulse is also sent into the body. The light-ultrasound interaction generates side-bands onto the input light pulse. These sidebands will carry information about the absorption in the volume occupied by the ultrasound. The initial task of the teaching assistant is planned to be to improve our detection of the sideband signal.

The Quantum information group strives to create a cross-disciplinary atmosphere where the group members in addition to working with their own project also jointly discuss all the different projects within the group. For the biomedical project we also cooperate with a research group in Diagnostic radiology at the Medical faculty and with the start-up company Deep Light Vision. The activities of the Quantum information group are also briefly described at the Division of Atomic Physics.

Work duties

-This is a 20% teaching assistant position in the Quantum information group at the division of Atomic Physics.

The holder of the position will work with well-defined research tasks within the biomedical project. The tasks will typically include background reading and literature search, analysing the research task and suggest a viable approach to solve it and implement the solutions. This work will be carried out under continuous guidance of more senior staff in the group when required and suitable.

We do not expect this work to require travelling. The work should mostly and normally be carried out at normal working hours, such that the holder can have a good interaction with the other group members. The work is expected to be mainly experimental in nature.

We expect that the holder of this position will gain significant experience in how to independently carry out and work with research projects and solve technical tasks.

The duties includes:

  • participation in research as discussed above

Qualification requirements

Only those admitted to first or second-cycle courses and study programs at the faculty may be employed as teaching assistants.

Required qualifications:

  • admitted to (relevant) first or second-cycle courses in Engineering physics, Engineering nanoscience, Physics, Photonics master program or similar.
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English 
  • strong performance in previous studies
  • optics experience through advanced courses and/or earlier experimental experience t
  • personal qualities include both independence and ability to collaborate which could be supported by reference persons and/or letters of recommendation

Additional requirements:

  • Previous experience of experimental work with advanced optics or related areas is a merit.
  • Previous experience from working with independent projects is a merit

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. With an employment as a teaching assistant you can combine studies with work and complement your theoretical knowledge with practical work experience.

The work to be done will be planned jointly between the holder of the position and the research group. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Further information

The position is a fixed term position for a 12 month period at 20% per cent of full time and starting by agreement, although not later than September 1st 2024. The position is funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg (MMW) foundation through EDU-WACQT (Wallenberg Centre of Quantum Technology). The employment as a Teaching Assistant is regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:284), 5 chapter 8-12 §§.

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. We ask you to attach documentation from LADOK certifying your eligibility. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”  

Welcome to apply!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 20
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1621
  • Stefan Kröll,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
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Published 27.May.2024
Last application date 05.Jul.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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