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2 PhD positions in Engineering Science with specialisation in Ion Physic

at the Ångström Laboratory, Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Ion Physics. Starting date: as soon as possible.

The Ion physics group studies interaction of swift ions and photons with matter in solid and gaseous forms at an atomic and molecular level. The research deals, beside basic physics, with applications using different mass-spectrometric analytical techniques to determine concentrations and depth profiles of atoms and molecules in natural samples from biological as well as environmental contexts. A 5MV tandem accelerator and a 350 kV high current ion implanter form the experimental platform.

The PhD student will work on an interdisciplinary project with a focus on either climatic or environmental issues by means of trace element analysis ( 14 C , 10 Be, 26 Al, 36 Cl and 129 I) or alternatively in pharmaceutical research related to micro dosing in drug development. The basic work will be conducted at the tandem accelerator facility at the Ångström laboratory and will mainly be of an experimental character. Ultra sensitive accelerator mass spectrometry is a technique developed by the Ion physics group in recent years that will be used and further developed by the PhD student concerning instrumentation a well as sample preparation and modelling of the obtained results.

The successful candidate should have a master of science in engineering physics / physics or equivalent. Experiences in interdisciplinary science and modelling will be considered advantageous. Good skills in oral and written English are required.

The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). Further information: http://www.teknat.uu.se and http://www.teknik.uu.se . In order to be eligible for this position, the candidate has to be admitted or in the process of being admitted as a PhD student at Uppsala university.

The department is striving to achieve a more equal gender balance and female candidates are particularly invited to apply.

Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.

For more information, please contact: Prof. Göran Possnert, Goran.Possnert@Angstrom.uu.se , tel. +46 18 4713059.

The application should be sent to: Registrator, UFV-PA 2007/2246 Uppsala universitet, Box 256, 751 05 UPPSALA, Sweden; fax +46-(0)18-4712000 or e-mail: registrator@uu.se. Deadline: October 9, 2007 . An application by fax or e-mail must be followed by a letter containing the original documents, at the latest a week after application deadline.

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