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Researcher Position in Soft Matter Lab – University of Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2022


The University of Gothenburg invites applications for a Researcher at the Department of Physics, Sweden – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: May 01, 2022
Contract Period: 12 Months
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Physics

University of Gothenburg, Sweden


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Qualification Details

Eligible to be employed as a researcher is a person who has a Swedish doctoral degree or has a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree.

In the assessment, special emphasis is placed on documented qualifications regarding optical manipulation techniques, holographic optical tweezers, microfluidics.


You have a PhD, or equivalent, in physics or in related disciplines, you have experience in the experimental fields of microfabrication and microfluidics.

We are looking for a motivated person who can work individually but at the same time have a good ability to collaborate with other researchers in this multidisciplinary collaboration.

  • You should have a good ability to express yourself in both written and spoken English
  • Previous experience with the experimental techniques mentioned above is an advantage.

In the assessment, special emphasis is placed on documented qualifications regarding: microfabrication, microfluidics, working in clean room.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for one researcher at the Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg. The applicant will work with optical tweezers and optical manipulation, microfluidics.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PAR 2022/467

Application Procedure

Please apply online

The application shall include:Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the positionCV including scientific publicationsCopy of exam certificateTwo referees (name, telephone no, relation)

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 University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.Salaries are set individually at the University.In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

About the Department

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 More information about Gothenburg Physics Centre can be found at

Information about research group: The research will be carried out in the group at the University of Gothenburg led by Giovanni Volpe. The group focuses on soft matter, optical tweezers, statistical physics and machine learning.

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Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 12 monthsExtent: 100 %Location: Department of Physics, GothenburgFirst day of employment: 1 May 2022, or as agreed

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Contact details

For further information regarding the position

Giovanni Volpe, Professor, 031-786 9137, [email protected]


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