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OPEN POSITIONS Researcher in atomic and molecular physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located on the main campus of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, with a total of some 80 employees. The communication routes are good both nationally and internationally. The researching focuses within the fields of Atomic- 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 four other departments within the Faculty of Science and Chalmers University of Technology, and 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


Prof. Raimund Feifel’s research group concentrates on electron and ion spectroscopy of atoms and molecules in different states of charge and excitation, and has considerable, internationally well-recognized, experience in developing and using high-resolution electron and ion correlation spectrometers, in combination with pulsed discharge lamps, synchrotron radiation and Free Electron Laser sources in the vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) and X-ray spectral region. This group has received funding for developing the activities towards the investigation of negatively charged atomic and molecular species, so-called anions, both in the static and in the ultrafast, time-resolved domain. The latter implies adapting an existing negative ion set-up to our multi-particle correlation spectrometers and the build-up of an attosecond interferometry beam line based on higher order harmonic generation (HHG) of suitably high flux. The research group of Prof. Raimund Feifel collaborates within the framework of several national and international networks which give the holder of the position good possibilities for international contacts and periods of research carried out also at other locations.


Job assignments

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is looking for a researcher in the field of experimental studies of electron emission processes of atoms and molecules. A suitable background is a PhD in atomic and molecular physics, in ion physics or in laser physics and spectroscopy. The research to be conducted within this position will focus on experimental investigations of fundamental properties of atoms and molecules emitting electrons upon photon absorption, and implies development of a suitable sample environment adapted to a radiation source for time-resolved, interferometric experiments, as well as applying multi-particle correlation spectroscopy methods for the detection of all charged particles created in these electron emission processes. The scientific questions adressed by this research program are primarily of fundamental nature. Daily activities, however, will imply work in applied areas involving VUV and X-radiation sources, optics, electronics, programming and data acquisition. A research position in this area therefore provides a solid foundation for a future career both in academia and industry.


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


Suitable candidates should have a strong background in laser physics and spectroscopy, possibly with high harmonic generation and/or in ion physics, including experience with ion trapping technology.

If one candidate is mainly experienced with ion trap technologies while still having the necessary laser expertise, and another candidate is mainly experienced with ultrafast lasers/high harmonic generation while still being suitably acquainted with the production and manipulation of ions, we shall consider hiring two candidates instead of only one.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Physics, Gothenburg
First day of employment: First quarter of 2020.

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 regarding the position

Raimund Feifel, Professor
+46 708-381689


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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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