Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities.

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invites applications for a researcher position in ion beam-based physics. A successful applicant is expected to take responsibility for strategic and administrative planning of research and operations at the national research infrastructure Tandem Laboratory. The candidate is expected to employ keV and MeV ion beams in basic and applied research. Contributions to and new initiatives in method development at the main experimental facilities will comprise an important part of the working duties. Engagement in developing advanced data analysis is expected. Applied research conducted mainly for ultra-thin film systems of relevance in electronics, optics, for hard coatings and in related interdisciplinary projects can be part of the working duties. Taking over responsibilities in collaboration projects with industry is anticipated. Supervision of undergraduate and PhD-student projects can be part of the working duties.

The major ion beam facilities at the Tandem laboratory at Uppsala University comprise of a 5 MV tandem accelerator, a 200 kV MICADAS compact radiocarbon dating system, ion implantation facilities with three beam lines as well as a system for low-energy ion scattering.

PhD degree in physics, engineering or equivalent.   Well-documented research experience using ion beams and handling ion beam instrumentation for material research, fundamental studies or materials modifications is expected. A good fundamental understanding of ion-solid interaction is required. 

Additional qualifications / meritorious knowledge

  • Experience in thin film technology.

  • Documented responsibility for research infrastructure.

The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his qualifications and research interests. It should 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.

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position (probationary period may be applied). Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Daniel Primetzhofer, +4618-471 3040, daniel.primetzhofer@physics.uu.se

Please submit your application by 2 May 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1043

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/1043
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 23.Mar.2023
Last application date 02.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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