Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, kemiska institutionen (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.

Work duties

The Department of Chemistry is an intellectually stimulating international environment with research groups that include ultrafast spectroscopy, photocatalysis, inorganic chemistry, materials science, and nanotechnology. A recently established research group in Nanochemistry and Spectroscopy (BUL Dmitry Baranov) is looking for a project assistant for the summer term to help design optical setup for optical characterization of nano-superstructures for the ERC project Prometheus.

Project assistant duties include participation in research in the field of photonics and optical design. The main goal of this position is to assist with the design of the optical microscope and photon bunching interferometer being constructed in the laboratories at the Division of Chemical Physics.

The duties of this position include:

  • Participation in research
  • Simulation of optical rays and electric fields passing through optical components (lenses, mirrors) using FRED or similar software
  • Presentation of results
  • Filling in time reports with a summary of activities


  • Education level of a bachelor's degree in physics, materials science or a related field or equivalent education that the employer deems relevant
  • Very good knowledge of Swedish and English, both spoken and written
  • Knowledge of optics and photonics
  • Previous experience in optical design
  • Independence, ability to collaborate and work in a team

Other merits

  • Previous experience in visual presentation of data
  • Ability to write academic texts

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.

Terms of employment

The employment is 50% of full-time, for a fixed period of eight to nine weeks.

The contact person are Dmitry Baranov, recruiting manager,, +46 46 222 46 90

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 Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2024-06-17 or as agreed
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1637
  • Tina Olsson,,+46462224853
  • Dmitry Baranov,,+46462224690
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 13.May.2024
Last application date 27.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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