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The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located in the center of Gothenburg, with approximately 100 employees. The communication routes are good both nationally and internationally. The research focuses within the fields of Atom- and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Spintronics, and Complex Systems and Biophysics and is performed in an international environment with extensive national and international collaborations. The education programs at the Department include Bachelor- and Master programs in Physics, physics teacher-training programs, as well as outreach courses in Physics aimed for the general public. Gothenburg Physics Centre is a close collaboration with three other departments within the Faculty of Science and Chalmers University of Technology, which creates an innovative environment for all researchers and students at the department.


For further information about the Department of Physics, please visit our website at www.physics.gu.se/english. More information about Gothenburg Physics Centre can be found at www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gpc/Pages/default.aspx.


The position is located in the research group for laser spectroscopy. The group conducts research in the areas of laser spectroscopy of negative ions, optical levitation, spintronics and physics education research. Activities take place at laboratories at the department, at CERN and at the national facility DESIREE at Stockholm University. The research group consists of about 10 people.


Job assignments

The holder of this position shall conduct research in the field of laser spectroscopy of negative ions. The work includes participating in already ongoing projects and initiating new projects. The work includes all phases of the research process, from a scientific idea to the presentation of the results at scientific conferences and through publication in leading international journals. The tasks include participating in supervision of graduate as well as undergraduate students. Research will take place at the ion accelerator GUNILLA and the laser laboratory "Gothenburg Photon Factory" located at the Department of Physics, at the research facility ISLODE at CERN and at the electrostatic storage DESIREE at Stockholm University.


To qualify as a postdoctoral fellow, the applicant must have completed a Swedish doctoral degree or must have a foreign degree corresponding to a Swedish doctoral degree.

Preference will be given to candidates who have been awarded the degree no more than three years before the application deadline and who have not held a post-doc position within the same or similar subject area at the University of Gothenburg for more than one year. Applicants with a degree obtained earlier than the stipulated three years may be preferred if special reasons exists. Special reasons in this context include, but are not limited to, leave due to illness and parental leave.


It is a requirement that you in the time for your application of the position have a doctorate in experimental atom and molecular physics or equivalent. We are looking for a scientist with extensive experience in the field of laser spectroscopy of negative ions. It is expected that you have experience in research involving ion sources, ion optics, vacuum, detectors, high voltage and high-resolution tunable lasers. It is a strong merit to have knowledge about production, handling and detection of radioactive ion beams. Knowledge of the SIMION, LabView and INVENTOR softwares is an advantage. The successful candidate must be organizational, meticulous, responsible and able to work both independently and in groups. It is a prerequisite that you have good knowledge of expressing yourself in English both orally and in writing. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Physics, Gothenburg
First day of employment:  Autumn 2021 or by agreement

Appointment procedure

Please apply online

The application shall include:
Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position

CV including scientific publications
Copy of exam certificate
Two referees (name, telephone no, relation)

For further information:

Professor Dag Hanstorp,

Tel +46-730794274

Mail: dag.hanstorp@gu.se


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. 

The application is to be written in English.


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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