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PhD student in Materials Physics

  • Ort


  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    22 januari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    1 mars

Om jobbet

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 thanks 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

PhD student in Materials Physics,
formally based within the Thin Film Physics Division at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM).


We are looking for a candidate that will develop a new combination of thin film materials with exciting properties, such as high hardness and toughness and study related deformation mechanisms, for applications in next generation of functional coatings. The applicant will work with various aspects of magnetron sputtering techniques, in particular control of growth dynamics and in-situ growth characterization. In focus is PVD processes development, materials synthesis and characterization.

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.


Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

The applicant should have MSc degree or equivalent in physics, materials chemistry or materials science/engineering. Documented experience from PVD synthesis methods, like magnetron sputtering, plasma analysis, as well as thin film characterization techniques like XRD, DIB; SEM, TEM, XPS or nanoindentation is beneficial.

Fluent English spoken and written is required.

Appointment time

The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement, but latest June 15, 2019.


The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

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 March 1, 2019.

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

Equal opportunities

A majority of our PhD students within the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

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!

Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.


Naureen Ghafoor, Assoc. Prof.

+46 13 28 89 33