Researcher position in ion beam based physics

Country: Sweden;

City: Uppsala

Vacancy added: 11.10.2018

Employer: Uppsala University

Phone and contact person: Daniel Primetzhofer Phone: 018-471 3040,

Resumes due: 04.11.2018


Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invites applications for a researcher position in ion beam based physics. The candidate is expected to employ keV and MeV ion beams in basic and applied research. A focus of the research to be conducted is on development and application of the nuclear microprobe system at the large tandem accelerator facility. Applied research conducted mainly for ultra-thin film systems of relevance in electronics, optics, for hard coatings and in related interdisciplinary projects will be part of the working duties. Contributions to and new initiatives in method development at the main experimental facilities, i.e. the 5 MV tandem accelerator, the 350 kV implanter with associated ToF-MEIS system and a newly installed Low-Energy ion scattering system (LEIS) will comprise an important part of the working duties. Also engagement in developing advanced data analysis is expected. Taking over responsibilities in collaboration projects with industry is anticipated. Supervision of undergraduate and PhD-student projects can be part of the working duties.

Prerequisites:  The holder of a position as researcher must have a PhD degree or equivalent.   Well-documented research experience using ion beams for material research, fundamental studies or materials modifications is expected. A good fundamental understanding of ion-solid interaction is required. Experience in thin film technology is considered to be of advantage.

Employment Period: The period of employment is 2 years. 

The department strives for a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff. Thus, female applicants are especially encouraged.  Sweden has a generous welfare system that includes paid parental leave, affordable daycare and practically free medical care. The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his qualifications and research interests. It should also contain a CV, copies of relevant degrees, contact information for at least two reference persons, and a full publication list. Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: 01-01-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of position: Temporary part-time position (100 %) ending 31-12-2020.

For further information about the position please contact: Daniel Primetzhofer 
Phone: 018-471 3040,

Please submit your application by 4 November 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3040.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Number of positions: 2

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315 
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251 
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485 

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3340

Last application date: 2018-11-04

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