11 PhD Positions: Nanotechnology, Physics, Chemistry and Biomedicine 1975 views

The Lund University is inviting applications for research center NanoLund. The aim is to use nanoscience and nanotechnology to address societal challenges, and it is our ambition to be a Great Place to do Nanoscience: to be an international, highly visible nanoscience center that offers exceptional scientific opportunities, training, and career development.

About the positions:
  • In this call, up to 11 doctoral positions are being offered in three of NanoLund’s research areas, namely in Materials Science, Quantum Physics, and Nanobiology.
  • The hosting research groups are located at the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Natural Sciences or the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University in Sweden.
  • Applicants can apply for one or several of the projects in this call.
  • The open positions will be funded by a combination of grants and projects, including from the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, NanoLund, as well as the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Cofund project GenerationNano (H2020 GA 945378) hosted by NanoLund.
  • All candidates will be engaged in frontline research in basic and/or applied sciences, and will receive training through courses in scientific as well as in transferable skills.
  • A highly collaborative research environment, as well as an international network of cooperation partners from industry, academy and public authorities is being offered.

Research topics:

  1. Formation and understanding of nanoparticle-based multifunctional novel materials for green-tech applications, generated by spark ablation. (1-2 positions). Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of materials science (TEFAFF00). Main Supervisor: Maria Messing. Smart nanomaterials: project description, work tasks, and more
  2. Generation and characterization of functional nanostructured magnetic materials Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of synchrotron radiation research (MNFYSI01). Main Supervisor: Rasmus Westerström. Characterization of magnetic materials: project description, work tasks, and more
  3. Fundamental relations between information and energy – Building electronic devices that use information as fuel. Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of quantum physics and devices (TEFAFF00). Main Supervisor: Ville Maisi.
  4. Advanced nanostructures for photon detection and sustainable energy generation Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of synchrotron radiation research (MNFYSI01). Main Supervisor: Jesper Wallentin. Nanostructures for photon detection: project description, work tasks, and more
  5. Ultrafast spectroscopy for new solar energy solutions. Research subject: PhD-studies in chemical physics (NAKEKF2). Main Supervisor: Tönu Pullerits. Ultrafast spectroscopy: project description, work tasks.
  6. Biomarker detection by optical sensing with nanowires. Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of optical biosensors (TEFAFF00). Main Supervisor: Heiner Linke. Optical biosensors: project description, work tasks, and more.
  7. How does the shape of bacteria influence their capability to infect? Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of biophysics (TEFAFF00). Main Supervisor: Jonas Tegenfeldt. Morphology & virulence: project description, work tasks, and more
  8. The role of the mechanics of cells, extracellular matrix and associated biomolecules in cancer. Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of biophysics (TEFAFF00). Main Supervisor: Jonas Tegenfeldt
  9. Biomechanics & cancer: project description, work tasks, and more.
  10. Solubility of amyloid beta peptide as a function of intrinsic and extrinsic factors (1-2 positions). Research subject: PhD-studies in physical chemistry (NAKEMFK2). Main Supervisor: Sara Linse. Solubility of amyloid beta: project description, work tasks, and more.
  11. Nanoparticles in the brain: multitalented drug carriers to target neurodegenerative disease. Research subject: PhD-studies in medical sciences, within the discipline of neuroscience. Main Supervisor: Oxana Klementieva. Nanoparticles against neurodegenerative disease: project description, work tasks, and more

Duties and responsibilities:

  • The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses.
  • The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). All doctoral students will be included in multidisciplinary and international cooperation network and a secondment in industry or a public authority, or a research visit to a university abroad, may also be part of the project.

Requirements:

  • A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she: has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

How to apply:

Apply online and applications must be written in English and must include the following:

  • a cover letter stating the reasons why he/she is interested in the position and in what way the specific research project(s) applying for corresponds to interests and educational background.
  • CV
  • Degree certificate or equivalent
  • Other documents viz., (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Lund University
Country Sweden
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Natural Science, Medical Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 04.May.2020
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Company Information
  • Total Jobs 52 Jobs
  • Address Sweden
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