Project Assistant in Biophotonics

Lund University
December 02, 2022
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

Description of the workplace

We are investigating coherent laser radar methods for monitoring insect abundance and diversity, and now need assistance with field campaigns and instrumentation development. We will use a polarimetric lidar to analyse stratification of insect diversity in an Ivorian virgin tropical forest. In addition we need to develop infrared target analysis and remote hyperspectral sensing of free flying insects.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee: Work at Lund University

Work duties
  • Assist in polarimetric entomological lidar campaign in Ivory Coast
  • Evaluate photonic field data
  • Implement insect target analysis in the short-wave infrared
  • Assist in design and test of kHz remote hyperspectral dark field methodology
  • Assist relevant project and thesis students
  • Scientific reporting
  • The proposed work will be within the frame of a project funded by ERC-2020 entitled: Bug-Flash: Coherent Back-Lasing from Atmospheric Insects.


    Required qualifications for the position are:

  • M. Sc. directed towards Photonics
  • Experience with lidar and/or continuous wave lidar
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Excellent skills in Zmax, Fusion och Matlab
  • Additional qualifications for the position are:

    Documented experience in the biophotonics area is beneficial, such as master thesis work and/or scientific publications, and experience in insect surveillance.

    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.

    Further information

    The position is a fixed term position for five months at 100% and starting in 1st of January 2023 or by agreement.

    How to apply

    Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

    Welcome with your application!

    LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

    The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics. www.

    We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

    Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months

    Contract type Full time Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2022/3380 Contact

  • Mikkel Brydegaard, +46462227656,[email protected]
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • Published 18.Nov.2022 Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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