PhD Fellowship in Atomic and Molecular Physics 2019, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

University of Gothenburg


July 01, 2019


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PhD student in atomic and molecular physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located on the Johanneberg campus of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, with a total of some 80 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 four other departments within the Faculty of Science and Chalmers University of Technology creates an innovative environment for all researchers and students at the department. 

Information about the research group:

Prof. Raimund Feifel’s research group concentrates on electron and ion spectroscopy of atoms and molecules in different states of charge and excitation, and has considerable, internationally well recognized, experience in developing and using high-resolution electron and ion correlation spectrometers, in combination with pulsed discharge lamps, synchrotron radiation and Free Electron Laser sources in the vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) and X-ray spectral region. This group has received funding for developing the activities towards the investigation of short-lived reactive intermediates, so-called radicals. The main goal of this project is to carry out double ionisation studies on short-lived reactive intermediates by using world-leading correlation methods in combination with new sample environments, which shall be developed based on established methods, as well as state-of-the-art quantum-chemical calculations. The research group of Prof. Raimund Feifel collaborates within the framework of several national and international networks which give the holder of the position good possibilities for international contacts and periods of research carried out also at other locations.

Job assignments

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is looking for a PhD student in the field of experimental studies of electron emission processes of atoms and molecules. A suitable background is a master’s degree in physics or engineering physics or physical chemistry, but also candidates who are in the final phase of their master studies are welcome to apply. The research to be conducted within this position will focus on experimental investigations of fundamental properties of short-lived atoms and molecules emitting electrons upon photon absorption, and implies the development of suitable sample environments as well as adapting and utilising multi-particle correlation spectroscopic methods for the detection of all charged particles created in the electron emission processes. For the interpretation of the experimentella data, the candidate is also expected to carry out quantum-chemical calculations led by a leading theoretician in the field who collaborates with Prof. Feifel’s group. The scientific questions adressed by this research program are primarily of fundamental nature. Daily activities, however, will imply work in applied areas involving VUV and X-radiation sources, optics, electronics, programming and data acquisition. A PhD eduction in this field therefore gives a solid base for a future career both in academia and in industry.


To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements:

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, 
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding program of relevance to the planned third-cycle program, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.

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June 24, 2019