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Postdoctor in Molecular Physics – Neutron reflectometry and ellipsometry

  • Ort


  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    15 augusti

  • Sök jobbet senast

    5 september

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

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. Preparation of surface-grafted polymers, and characterization of these with various physico-chemical methods, are integral parts of the project. At the division, many projects build on cross-disciplinary activities, and the duties might be adjusted in accordance with the background of the applicant. 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 must have a background in ellipsometry or neutron reflectometry (preferably both) for studies of soft matter, and should be experienced in preparation of surface-grafted polymers. Previous experience of surface chemistry, radical polymerization methods, 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 
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 September 5, 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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Thomas Ederth, Senior lecturer

+46 13 28 12 47