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Assistant professor in Materials Science

  • Yrkesroll

    Universitets- och högskolelektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    27 juni

  • Sök jobbet senast

    2 september

Om jobbet

For full information about the vacancy:

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) at Linköping University is recruiting this tenure-track Assistant Professor with a generous starting package through the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability

Work assignments 
This Assistant Professorship focuses on research in the field of inorganic functional materials with the aim of developing and advancing sustainable materials and technologies for conversion and capture technologies. A particular focus is on experimental activities related to surface physics/chemistry and catalysis, including, but not being limited to, water splitting and CO2 capture and conversion. Placement will be at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) at Linköping University.

With the help of a very competitive start-up package including funding for two PhD students, two postdocs, and own salary; state-of-the art facilities; and an environment characterized by strong internal and international collaboration, the applicant is expected to establish and maintain an  independent research program in inorganic functional materials for conversion and capture technologies which complements and expands IFM’s current research activities.

IFM has internationally leading scientists and several world-leading labs in the area of Materials Science. Research themes span materials synthesis and characterization, sustainability, devices, and applications, including thin films, nanoparticles, 2D, 1D and mesoporous materials, which are characterized in our state-of-the-art laboratories with respect to structure and composition, down to atomic level, using e.g. diffraction, spectroscopy and advanced microscopy. IFM currently have about 400 researchers, students, and staff spanning 10 research divisions and a division for lab management and technical support. WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and includes major investments at seven of Sweden’s leading universities over (at least) 10 years. The vision is to enable a sustainable world through materials science.

You will contribute actively to the university's development work. Collaboration is an integral part of the University’s research and education mission.
  • Collaboration in research takes the form of disseminating, making available and utilizing research.
  • Your research collaboration should encompass internal collaboration within IFM as well as national and international collaborations.
  • Your research should complement and expand IFM’s current research activities.
The employment may also involve administrative duties, such as meeting or workshop organization, and hosting visitors. We also encourage you to participate in and show interest in management duties.

Your work will include monitoring developments nationally and internationally within your field of study and other societal developments that are important to your work. You are flexible and have the ability to move between different types of pedagogical and scientific contexts. You share knowledge and contribute to the working group’s professional development, collegial ways of working and social community. The fact that you are present and active is something we see as self-evident in order to ensure that you are able to perform your duties in an optimum way and enjoy your working community.


We are looking for candidates who have a doctoral degree or equivalent scientific competence. We are primarily looking for candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree in the past five years.

For this employment, special emphasis is placed on academic expertise, and secondary emphasis placed on proficiencies in specific areas of expertise (below).

In terms of academic expertise, the following will be assessed: 
  • Requirements for the position is previous expertise and a proposed research program that complement and expand IFM’s current research activities
  • Requirements for the position is a PhD degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Applied Physics, or other relevant field
  • Requirements for the position is Postdoctoral or equivalent experience of relevance
  • Of particular merit is experience leading research project(s)
  • Of particular merit is experience in writing and publishing high quality/high impact scientific articles, especially as lead or corresponding/last author
  • Of merit for the position is experience in taking part in and coordinating national or international research activities
  • Of merit for the position is previous awarded research grants as (ideally) main or co-applicant
  • Of merit for the position is previous experience coordinating research grants
In terms of pedagogical expertise, the following will be assessed:
  • Of particular merit for the position is previous experience in supervising master’s students, PhD students, and/or postdoctoral researchers
  • Of merit for the position is previous experience in teaching at master’s level or PhD courses
  • Of merit for the position is previous experience in course planning and development of course material

Of additional merit for the position is:

  • Documented expertise in collaboration in research
  • Experience working in a large, internally-collaborative research group
  • Experience from establishing new lab activities, setting up new equipment
Since teaching and research are conducted in English, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to teach and conduct research in English. 

The employment

This position is subject to a period of employment of 4 years, full-time.

Starting date by agreement. 

Application procedure

Your application must be received no later than 2 September, 2024. 

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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The university applies individual salaries.

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