Post-doctoral fellow in chemical physics

Post-doctoral fellow in chemical physics

Sweden 03 Oct 2021
Lunds universitet

Lunds universitet

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03 Oct 2021
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Full funding
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Subject description
The research group works with ultrafast spectroscopy to study light-induced processes in new solar energy materials including plasmonic nanomaterials. Specifically, in this project pulse shaping (based on Dazzler) will be applied for implementing fluorescence and photocurrent detected coherent spectroscopy. We will also use entangled photons and photon coincidence detection method for spectroscopy. In data analyses various methods will be used. If appropriate, machine learning algorithms will be implemented. 

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. 

The researcher will be responsible for the Dazzler based fs coherent spectroscopy setup at the Division of Chemical Physics. This needs new software development for the experimental setup. The data analyses routines through Fourier analyses and machine learning will be also developed. 

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • PhD in optical physics, chemical physics or similar.
  • Experience with ultrafast spectroscopy and plasmonic nanomaterials.
  • Good English both in oral and written form.
  • Earlier experience with programming is needed.
  • The work requires a capacity for independent research and experience in problem-solving
  • Good teamwork capacity is also expected.


  • Earlier experience in coherent multidimensional spectroscopy and Feynman diagram technique.
  • Experience with programming user interface and experimental control systems in optical experiments, particularly in coherent spectroscopy.
  • Experience with metal and semiconductor nanomaterials.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008. 

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,
  • 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 doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

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