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Postdoc in Nanostructured Materials

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  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    16 maj

  • Sök jobbet senast

    21 juni

Om jobbet

We have the power of over 40,000 students and co-workers. Students who provide hope for the future. Co-workers who contribute to Linköping University meeting the challenges of the day. Our fundamental values rest on credibility, trust and security. By having the courage to think freely and innovate, our actions together, large and small, contribute to a better world. We look forward to receiving your application!
Work assignments 
Your assignment is to maintain, develop, and operate our Brillouin light scattering (BLS) setup to measure thin films' elastic and piezoelectric properties. You are expected to do BLS data analysis and further develop the BLS setup. You will be working in a team where some people are growing thin films and others are developing software for analysis.

You will be part of the competence center FunMat-II. FunMat-II is a Competence Centre in materials science and surface engineering at Linköping University with partners at Uppsala University, the research institute RISE, and numerous Swedish and international industry partners.

You will conduct application-inspired fundamental research on materials synthesis with physical vapor deposition (PVD) and materials behavior. The work is primarily experimental but in close collaboration with theoreticians. You will be part of a larger research team, which is doing collaborative research. Your team members are located at Linköping University and at industrial companies that are partners of the center. You will be part of one or several research projects, which a senior researcher and a steering group head.

As postdoc, you will principally carry out research. A certain amount of teaching may be part of your duties, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours.


To be qualified to take employment as postdoc, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree.  This degree must have been awarded at the latest by the point at which LiU makes its decision to employ you.

It is considered advantageous if your doctoral degree is no older than three years at application deadline for this job. If there are special reasons for having an older doctoral degree – such as taking statutory leave – then these may be taken into consideration.

We are looking for someone with a doctoral degree in physics or materials science with knowledge and experience in operating and designing laser-based materials characterization techniques. We also think you have documented experience using Fabry–Pérot interferometers, for example when performing BLS experiments.

You are a self-motivated team player. You have a strong drive to excel in science, you organize and report your work efficiently, and you are communicative and enjoy contributing to the research projects in the group. You like scientific writing.

The workplace

You can read about the workplace here Nanostructured Materials (NANO) - Linköping University ( and about FunMat-II here:

The employment

This employment is a temporary contract of two years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years.

The employment is full-time.

Starting by agreement.

Salary and employment benefits

The university applies individual salaries.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Union representatives

Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button. Your application must be received no later than 21 June, 2024. 
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered. 
Please attach your selected research publications electronically, in pdf or word format, in the application template. Research publications, e.g. monographs, which cannot be sent electronically should be sent in three sets by mail to the University Registrar at Linköping University, University Registrar, S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden. The publications must be received by Linköping University no later than the deadline for application. 

Please note that printed publications will not be returned. They will be archived at Linköping University. 
In the event of a discrepancy between the English translation of the job announcement and the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall take precedent. 

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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