Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

The Faculty of Health and Society
The education and research activities at the Faculty contribute with the knowledge useful to preserve, support and promote people's physical, psychological, and social health. Research is taking place in areas ranging from science in technology and medicine to social science. At the interfaces between them, exciting new areas for research are being generated. The research at the faculty is also linked to the research center Biofilms - Research Center for Biointerfaces which combines biomedical science with clinical and translational research in medical, dental, food and environmental application areas in close collaboration with regional industry.

Department of Biomedical science
The Department of Biomedical Science offers a programme leading to a professional qualification, Biomedical Scientist (first cycle, 180 credits), and a Masters' programme, Biomedical Surface Science (second cycle, 120 credits), as well as first and second cycle freestanding courses. The Department negotiates the multifaceted intersection between biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, and technology and the interdisciplinary approach to research and education aims to further the theoretical and practical understanding of the complex subject matter. Drawing on the balance between pure and applied research, the Department has been successful in attracting funding from regional, national, and international research funding bodies. In addition, in the pursuit of possible applications, several industry funded contract research projects are currently running at the Department.

About the position
The topic of the project is to design and prototype a customized Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). AFM is a key technique for the research performed at the Biomedical Science department. Recently, we have developed customized AFM control electronics, capable of multifrequency analysis, high bandwidth thermal noise analysis, Kelvin probe mapping and magnetic measurements. In this context, this position will focus on designing AFM mechanics and optics compatible with the new control electronics.

Required qualifications and critical assessment of the applicants
As an applicant, you must have a Master Degree in Physics or a similar field. In ranking the applicants, particular emphasis will be put on knowledge and experience on design of scientific instrumentation, including mechanical and optical designs. Knowledge on AFM will also be an asset, specifically on different AFM modes (thermal noise AFM spectrum analysis, Kelvin probe microscopy, magnetic force microscopy, Force Volume, elasticity analysis among others), related instrumentation (digital programmable oscilloscope, lock-in operation, signal generator, Peltier cells) and electronics (experience with soldering, circuit design and analysis). For the operation of our custom AFM electronics, familiarity with FPGA Virtex 6 LX130T programming will also be of value. In addition, adequate knowledge of English is required.

For more information contact
Javier Sotres,, +46-406657926

Instructions to Applicants
You apply through Malmö Universities’ recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök/apply”. It is your own responsibility that your application is complete with all required documentation according to the adverted position. Your application must have arrived no later than 31/3 2020.

 The application should contain the following:

  1. A brief summary of scientific, teaching and other qualifications relevant to the position
  2. Attested copies of certificates
  3. Signed list of qualifications (CV)
  4. Copies of a maximum of 3 relevant works (e.g., scientific publications, thesis, etc)
  5. References

Form of employment

Full time employment

Starting – ending dates

1 year position, starting as soon as possible

Trade union representatives
SACO-S Desiree Annvir
OFR/Lärarförbundet, Carl-Erik Blomberg tel: 040-665 82 89
OFR/S (ST) Aje Carlbom

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