at the Department of Physics . Closing date: 10 October 2022.
The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty
of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and
theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees, of which 95 are PhD students.
Many have been internationally recruited.
The Department of Physics is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which is
a strong research center, and which, in addition to the Department of Physics,
also houses the Department of Astronomy, the physics departments at the Royal
Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical
The Department of Physics have a postdoctoral position available for a
highly motivated candidate for studies in the area of aqueous solutions using
x-ray scattering experimental techniques. The applicant is expected to play a
key role in understanding the role of water in biochemical reactions by
performing cutting edge experiments at x-ray national and international
facilities. The host laboratory consists of world leading water researchers
with expertise in X-ray diffraction techniques. The position is placed at the
Department of Physics and the Postdoctoral Fellow will work as part of the
group of Structural dynamics of aqueous solutions (SDAQS). The group
activity is related to investigating the structural dynamics of aqueous
solutions, including nanoparticles, organic molecules and proteins in
supercooled and glassy states.
The focus of the project is to study protein solutions in the liquid and
glassy phase using X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy. The experiments will
take place at state-of-the-art X-ray synchrotrons and free electron lasers, as
well as at in-house laser setups at the Department of Physics.
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research.
Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent
degree from another country.
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision
is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree
may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick
leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total
defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or
service/assignments relevant to the subject area.
Qualified applicants holds a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry or biophysics and
have the ability to work both independently and as part of a group, and be
able to travel abroad for experiments. Experience in x-ray studies at
synchrotrons, free-electron lasers or laser physics is favorable. In the
appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.
Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a
maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special
circumstances. Start date as per agreement.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and
with equal opportunities for all.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Assistant Prof.
Foivos Perakis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, email@example.com,
Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46
8 16 34 89, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com (SEKO).
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the
responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in
accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is
submitted before the deadline.
Please include the following information with your application
Your contact details and personal data
Your highest degree
Your language skills
Contact details for 2–3 references
Important : Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters
via e-mail to: FVfirstname.lastname@example.org and state in the subject
line: SU FV-3463-22 + name of the applicant.
and, in addition, please include the following documents
Cover letter (no more than 3 pages) describing:
– why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
– what makes you suitable for the project in question
CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of
Copy of PhD diploma
Publications in support of your application – highlighting papers relevant
to the application.
The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
You are welcome to apply!
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