Postdoctor in Molecular Physics – Neutron reflectometry and ellipsometry

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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 – Neutron reflectometry and ellipsometry
formally based at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM)

The purpose of the project is to integrate ellipsometric methods at beamlines for neutron reflectometry, for simultaneous studies of surfaces using multiple optical methods, and the use of these for investigations of polymeric materials at interfaces and in thin films. At the division, many projects build on cross-disciplinary activities, and this project will be carried out in close collaboration with researchers at the University of Heidelberg, and at the neutron source ILL, Grenoble.

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 ellipsometry, neutron reflectometry, or other methods for optical investigation of surfaces. Previous experience of surface chemistry, vibrational spectroscopy, and development of optical systems 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 the 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