Researcher (100%) In Soft Matter Lab, 12 Months, Starting May 2024

Göteborg University
April 28, 2024
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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

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. More information about Gothenburg Physics Centre can be found at www.

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.

Job assignments (This text should give a clear explanation of the duties, responsibilities and the group/culture you are being a part of)

We are looking for a researcher at the Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg. The applicant will work

Option 1 - with optical tweezers, optical manipulation, microfluidics.

Option 2 – at b the development of DeepTrack 2.0 (https: // and https: // in close cooperation with the existing developers' team at Soft Matter Lab.

Option 3 - with micro- and nanofabrication, metamaterials, and nanooptics.


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.

More about eligibility: In the assessment, special emphasis is placed on documented qualifications regarding programming, optical manipulation techniques, holographic optical tweezers, microfluidics, machine learning, nanofabrication, metamaterials, nanooptics.


We are looking for you that has a PhD, or equivalent, in physics or in related disciplines. We are looking for someone with experience (possibly) in programming, optical tweezers, and manipulation, holographic optical tweezers, microfluidics, machine learning, nanofabrication, metamaterials, nanooptics.

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, documented experience with

  • programming, machine learning, robotics
  • simulating optical devices and physical systems
  • optical manipulation, holographic optical tweezers, intracavity optical tweezers
  • microfluidics
  • high performance code or deep learning
  • nanofabrication in cleanroom, especially in electron beam lithography
  • is an advantage.


    Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 12 months Extent: 100 % Location: Department of Physics, Gothenburg First day of employment: 1 May 2024, or as agreed

    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

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


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    How to apply

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    Application Deadline is: 2024-04-28

    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.

    In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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