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.
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.
Project concerns using polarization-controlled two-dimensional electronic
spectroscopy (2DES) to investigate energy and electron transfer processes in
the intact photosynthetic units. Different modalities of 2DES will be employed
to study intact photosynthetic units in a few photosynthetic organisms both at
cryogenic and physiological temperatures. The photosynthetic organisms that we
are going to study include purple photosynthetic bacteria, green non-sulfur
bacteria and eventually marine plants. The energy transfer pathways as well as
efficiencies will be determined in the intact photosynthetic units. Whenever
possible, electron transfer processes in the reaction centers of
photosynthetic units will be also investigated.
The first task will be updating the existing acquisition program and
adapting it to the 64-bits computer.
Optimization of 2DES setup to carry out experiments on intact photosynthetic
organism both at cryogenic and physiological temperatures.
Perform 2DES experiments on a few intact photosynthetic organisms, including
photosynthetic bacteria and plants.
Performing analysis of acquired data.
Writing and submitting scientific papers on the findings obtained during the
Applicants must have:
A PhD within solid state physics, chemical physics or physical chemistry.
Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
Hands on experience on ultrafast spectroscopy and data analysis of
ultrafast spectroscopy data.
Proven record of published papers in international scientific journals.
Assessment criteria and other qualifications
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, proven
independence, and how applicant's skills stand to contribute to departments
Terms of employment
Dates of employment 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30.
The scope of the employment: full time.
Contact person to be written in the advertisement: Donatas Zigmantas.
Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file
Résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
a general description of past research and future research interests (no
more than two pages),
a short motivation letter (one page),
contact information of at least two references,
copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades
that you wish to be considered.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2021-10-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2021/2806
Donatas Zigmantas, professor, +46 46 222 4739
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
Last application date 20.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST
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