Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, 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.

Description of the workplace

The research at the division of Solid State Physics is focused around different aspects of semiconductor physics, ranging from materials science to quantum physics, to different applications. The division plays a major role in NanoLund, the major interdisciplinary research environment within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University, and it hosts Lund Nano Lab, a central key facility for fabrication of material and devices on the nanoscale. The division is also heavily involved in the undergraduate education, especially within the “Engineering Nanoscience” program. More information is found at: and

We offer

Lund University is a public authority, which means that you get special benefits, generous holidays and a favourable occupational pension. Read more on the university's website about being employed with us

Work tasks and responsibilities

The position will be part of projects aimed at creating an interface between biomolecules and semiconductor nanostructures. The aim of the project is to detect single macromolecules using optical signals.

The tasks include:

  • Supporting ongoing projects aiming to optically detect single DNA molecules or protein molecules using nanowires.
  • May also include fabrication and characterisation of other types of structures, e.g. microfluidic devices.


Requirements for the position are:

  • Master's degree in biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology, physics, nanoscience and nanotechnology, or a related field.
  • Experience in biochemical methods. 

Other merits:

  • Experience in working with experimental optics.
  • Experience in biochemical functionalisation of nanostructured surfaces.
  • Experience in image analysis.
  • Experience in collaboration between academia and the private sector.

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 are deemed to complement and strengthen the work within the unit.

Other information

The position is a fixed-term contract for one year at 100 % with a start date of 1 September 2024 or as agreed.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications should include a CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how the position matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other information you wish to be considered (copies of grades, details of references, letters of recommendation, etc.

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-09-01 or after agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1941
  • Heiner Linke, Professor, 046-2224245
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 10.Jun.2024
Last application date 15.Jul.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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