PhD Scholarship in Physical Chemistry at Lund University

Lund University, Sweden is inviting excellent students to apply for a PhD position in environmental sciences. The funding allows successful candidate to work for four years. Candidates are welcome before December 07, 2018.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

A position leading to a PhD degree will be available in the area of soft condensed matter and biophysics. We shall study structural and dynamic properties of concentrated solutions of proteins and other biomacromolecules as well as their dominating interaction forces, aggregation phenomena and liquid-solid phase transitions. The final goal is to design high concentration edible systems for food materials with tailored mechanical and optical properties.

The experimental work will concentrate in particular on measuring rheological properties of concentrated protein solutions and mixtures, primarily using microrheological techniques and on the structural features of these systems.

Here, in order to cover all relevant length scales, we will combine a variety of scattering techniques (such as Small-angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering and Static Light Scattering) with different microscopic techniques including Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, SEM and TEM.

Above average university degree in Physical Chemistry, Nanoscience, Materials Science or equivalent. Documented knowledge on Colloid and Interface Science and Scattering Techniques and experimental experience such as a master degree project in at least one of these subjects.

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae with a cover letter describing their motivation and referring to the qualifying questions. The CV and cover letter should be written in English.


Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7.


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