Post-doctoral fellow in Chemical Physics, Entangled Photon Spectroscopy

Lund University


February 4, 2022


Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, kemiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 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.

Subject description

The research group works with ultrafast spectroscopy to study light-induced processes in new solar energy materials. Specifically, in this project conceptual framework of novel spectroscopy based on entangled photons will be developed. The project is mostly theoretical but will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental activities of the group.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. The postdoc will be responsible for conceptual development of the entangled photon spectroscopy methodology having in mind the ongoing and possible future experimental developments within the reserch group.

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:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Experience in computer modelling and programming.
  • 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.
  • Creativity and capacity for taking initiative.
  • Additional assessment criteria:

    Earlier experience in quantum information, quantum optics and nonlinear optical response theory are strongly meriting. Experience with ultrafast spectroscopy, both practical and conceptual, is a merit.

    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 starting as soon as possible but not later than May 1, 2022. Contact person Prof. Tönu Pullerits.

    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:

  • 1résumé/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.
  • The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

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    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2022/100 Contact

  • Tönu Pullerits,, +46 46 222 81 31,
  • Mia Hedin,
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
  • Published 14.Jan.2022 Last application date 04.Feb.2022 11:59 PM CET

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