Research Engineer in Biophysics

Lund University Faculty of Engineering


Research engineer in Biophysics

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.

The research at the division of Solid State Physics is focused around different aspects of nanophysics, ranging from materials science to biophysics, to different applications. The division also leads NanoLund, the major interdisciplinary research environment within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University. Lund Nano Lab is a central key facility for fabrication of material and devices on the nanoscale. The division is also heavily involved in the undergraduate education, especially within the “Engineering Nanoscience” program. For more than a decade, our research within the area of one-dimensional semiconductor structures, so called nanowires, has been at the international forefront. More information is found at: and

Work duties
The research engineer will contribute to the development of nanowire surfaces for the detection of biomarkers such as antigens in blood serum. Fluorescence microscopy will be used to compare different types of functionalized surfaces with respect to their ability to detect low concentrations of fluorescent molecules. The work duties include:

  • microscopy,
  • image analysis,
  • sample preparation by biochemical methods as well as surface coating and/or etching.

The work will be carried out in close collaboration between academy and companies.

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have:

  • a PhD or equivalent experience in research and development within the subject of the position,
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English,
  • experience in microscopy,
  • experience in image analysis,
  • experience in using wetlab (biochemical) techniques.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

  • experience in semiconductor processing, for example cleanroom work,
  • experience in fluorescence microscopy,
  • experience of doing research in collaboration between university and companies.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
Fixed-term employment, 12 months, 100 %.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV,
  • a general description of past experience in research and development, in particular in areas close to the subject area.
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of degree certificates and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/3985
  • Heiner Linke, +46462224245
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 16.Dec.2019
Last application date 19.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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