Postdoctor in Molecular Physics – Raman spectroscopy

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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees due to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.

Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoctor in Molecular Physics – Raman spectroscopy
formally based at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM)

To develop methods for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) based on metal nanoparticles, and the use of these for studies of organic materials at interfaces and in thin films. This particularly involves quantitative analysis, surface modification of the particles, and integration of particles in thin films for localized chemical analysis. At the division, many projects build on cross-disciplinary activities, and the work will be carried out within the framework of existing national and international collaborations.

A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

Applicants should have a background in vibrational spectroscopy, preferably Raman scattering, but also infrared spectroscopy is appropriate. Previous experience of surface chemistry, optical microscopy, or work with metal nanoparticles would be favourable, but not necessary. Fluency in English is desired.

The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Appointment time
Two years.

Starting date
March 1, 2019 or by agreement.

The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest January 7, 2019.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Thomas Ederth

Senior lecturer

+46 13 28 12 47



Post expires on Monday January 7th, 2019