Postdoctoral position – X-Ray Based Measurement Methods

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Mittuniversitetet, Institutionen för elektronikkonstruktion

Mid Sweden University is a place where people meet, find inspiration and think innovatively. Our campuses are situated in Sundsvall and Östersund, and we offer a wide range of courses and education, both on-campus and distance education. Our good relations with society ensure well-supported research and education, not least in the region.

Faculty of Science, Technology and Media

The Department of Electronics Design is situated at Campus Sundsvall. In addition to its research activities, it offers courses and programmes in the subjects Electronics, Electrical engineering and Sound production. The research of the department is conducted at the research centre STC (Sensible Things that Communicate,

The research centre STC announces a postdoctoral position in the project MiLo – Environment in the control loop. The research will be made in collaboration with industrial partners in a large project integrating the technology challenges of environmental monitoring in the application areas: Airports, Waste Deposits of Cellulose Fibres, Industries and Winter Sport Facilities.

Position description
We offer you a postdoctoral position in an international active research group working in the area of radiation sensor systems. The research conducted by this group is internationally recognized and performed in collaboration with the Medipix consortium hosted by the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN. This will give you access to the latest equipment and unique facilities. In addition, Mid Sweden University houses an X-ray lab equipped with a microfocus source and a state-of-the-art X-ray spectral imaging sensor as well as a cleanroom capable of processing tailored X-ray detectors.

The MiLo project includes the challenge of developing measurement and analysis techniques for heavy metals in a marine environment, as well as development of XRF/CT imaging techniques for material composition studies. Your research work will focus on development of detectors, systems and applications for X-ray spectroscopy and spectroscopic X-ray imaging. Supervision of PhD and master students connected to the research group will be included in your duties.

Required qualifications and selection criteria
To qualify for the position of postdoc you must hold a PhD degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a PhD. Relevant subject areas for this position are electronics, electrical engineering or physics with a specialization in radiation based measurements. Skills in environmental measurements technology, X-ray spectroscopy or semiconductor processing are meriting. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application due date; however, for example, periods of sick leave or parental leave can be deducted from the three-year period.

Active participation and collaboration within the research group is required. It is therefore important that you are a responsible person with holistic views, have good ability to collaborate within a group, have good skills in both written and oral English and have structured way of working.

Employment: One year full-time employment.

Location: Sundsvall, Sweden

Starting date: Subject to agreement.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

For further information about the position, please contact: Ass. Prof. Börje Norlin,, +46 (0)10 142 85 94 or Head of Department Claes Mattson,, +46 (0)10 142 84 98

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A valid and updated curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD).
  • Copy of your PhD thesis, or a link to the thesis.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • At least two references with knowledge of your personal competences and your scientific merits.

Please submit your application through our recruitment system no later than 2019-08-15.

Mid Sweden University works actively for equal opportunities and strives to embrace the qualities that diversity and equality bring to the organization.

  • Type of employment
    Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Contract type
    Full time
  • First day of employment
    Enligt överenskommelse
  • Salary
    Individuell lönesättning
  • Number of positions
  • Working hours
  • City
  • County
    Västernorrlands län
  • Country
  • Reference number
    MIUN 2019/1173
  • Union representative
    Per Bergman, Fackförbundet ST, 010-142 83 71
    Lars P Nilsson SACO, 010-142 88 32
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