Principal Research Engineer Within Optical Spectroscopy

Göteborg University
March 22, 2024
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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology conducts high-quality research and education in chemical sciences and molecular life sciences. Our research and education focuses on a deep understanding of chemical and biological processes in cells and in the environment. We are responsible for postgraduate education in the subject area Natural Sciences with a focus on chemistry, biophysics, biology and educational science. In addition, the department hosts educational programs in molecular biology, genomics and systems biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as prescription education. The department is an international environment with interdisciplinary collaborations in both research and education and contributes strongly to the University of Gothenburg's top ranking in life science. We are located in central premises at Natrium, Medicinareberget ,Gothenburg.

In the research group of Prof. Börjesson, the fundamentals of photophysical systems are studied. Furthermore, are new concepts within photophysical chemistry derived, and physical-organic chemistry methodologies are used to build materials for tomorrow. The competence of the group involves both the synthesis of complex molecules and the photophysical/electrical characterization of the molecular based systems. Most often we are working with organic molecules and even though each molecule is able to perform a task on its own, our aim is not to use the single molecules but ensembles of molecules to create materials for the future. You will have several tasks. You will be responsible for the optical spectroscopy laboratory, make sure that all equipment works properly, teach new coworkers and students, and set up new equipments. Furthermore, you will work within the research fields of strong coupling, exploring how new states affects photophysics, and with triplet- triplet annihilation photon upconversion.For more information on the group see: Karl Börjesson University of Gothenburg (


Practical work tasks are:

  • Be labbresponsible: Make sure that our internal regulations are updated as to follow Swedish laws for work with open lasers. Make sure that equipment works as it should and that routines for the work is updated. Set up new equipment, typically this would be costume fast spectroscopy equipment (timescale fs-ps). Teach new co-workers and students the practices of working with spectroscopy equipment.
  • Conduct research: You will be responsible for your project and help others with their spectroscopy in their projects. Typical areas of research is strong coupling and TTA-UC.
  • Qualifications

    Required education, knowledge and experience, personal qualities

  • PhD i chemistry
  • Excellent knowledge of Swedish (must be able to read and understand Swedish laws)
  • Excellent knowledge of English (must have written scientific manuscirpts)
  • Must have worked with the following techniques: ns flashfotolys, pump- probe spectroscopy, TCSPC, och streak cameras.
  • Must have documented experience with the research areas conducted in the Börjesson group. That is strong coupling (exciton-photon or exciton- exciton), and photon upconversion (triplet-triplet annihilation based, singlet fission also works well as it is based on the same theory as TTA).
  • Employment

    Permanent position, fulltime, 100%. The postition may be subject to a probationary period. You will be working at the department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Interviews will take place between 25-26 March.

    Contact information for the post

    If you have any questions about the position, please contact Karl Börjesson, [email protected]


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  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Contacts to two references (name, e-mail, telephone number, relation)
  • Applications must be received by: 2024-03-22

    The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

    Salaries are set individually at the University.

    In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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