Postdoc position in Physics, Optics, Nanoscience, Sweden

    Postdoc position in Physics, Optics, Nanoscience, Sweden

    Postdoc position in physics and applications of phase-gradient metasurfaces, Department of Physics, Chalmers University, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    June 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Optics
    – Nanoscience
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Physics
    Chalmers University
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in physics, optics, nanoscience, or a related subject area, with a focus on experimental nanooptics and/or metasurface research. The PhD degree should generally not be older than three years, counting from the start of the employment. The candidate should be fluent in English.


    A solid experience in optical analysis and/or fabrication of nanostructures is mandatory. Experience with electrodynamics simulation software, such as Lumerical or Comsol Multiphysics, is meritorious.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The employment focuses on analysis and development of metasurfaces and optical antennas made of high-index dielectrics, such as Si and GaAs, or metals, primarily Au. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to one or several ongoing projects in the Käll group, which include

    1) development and applications of metasurface-emitting lasers (VCELs integrated with phase-gradient dielectric metasurfaces);
    2) biophotonics applications of metasurfaces (e.g. in imaging, biosensing, or optical manipulation);
    3) thermoplasmonics (primarily for controling microfluidics);
    4) active matter (e.g. smart microparticles based on phase-gradient metasurfaces).

    The work is mainly experimental but may involve a fair amount of theory and simulations. The successful candidate will be integrated in a team of students and senior researchers with competences ranging from sophisticated nanofabrication and optical analysis to theoretical physics.

    How to Apply?

    Please use the button at the top of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

    Documents Required

    The application should be marked with Ref 20210233 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

    CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

    • CV, include complete list of publications
    • Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
    • Two references that we can contact.

    Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

    • 1-3 pages where you
    • Introduce yourself
    • Describe your previous research fields and main research results
    • Describe your future goals and future research focus

    Other documents:
    Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

    About Research project

    The Käll group has been engaged in nanophotonics research since more than twenty years and is well known for contributions to fields like plasmonics, surface-enhanced spectroscopy and sensing, optical antennas, optical manipulation, and metasurfaces. The group focuses on proof-of-principle studies based on advanced nanofabrication, electrodynamics simulations, and optical experiments. Many of the studies aim to contribute new methodologies to the field of biophotonics. Chalmers University of Technology is a leading research institution in nanoscience in Sweden and hosts one of northern Europe’s largest and most well-equipped cleanrooms dedicated to nanofabrication. The Käll group have access to state-of-the-art optical infrastructure, a wide range of simulations tools, and a broad academic network in photonics, nanooptics, biophotonics, and beyond.

    About Department of Physics

    Stimulated by major needs and challenges in science and a sustainable society, the ambition of the department of Physics is to foster a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We provide a competitive advantage by linking our top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and energy research with world-leading industrial R&D&I projects. We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges, from fundamental physics research, through the development of new materials such as graphene to direct industrial projects generating new inventions. We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meet engineering. We are situated in a stimulating and creative environment with newly renovated facilities. The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between five departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.


    Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
    Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.


    Professor Mikael Käll
    Phone: +46 31-772 31 19

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    Postdoc in physics and applications of phase-gradient metasurfaces

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday June 16th, 2021 (GMT+9)