Tekniska Högskolan i Jönköping, Avdelningen för Material och Tillverkning

We have an open position for you who would like to work with microscopes (optical and FIB-SEM) within the structural characterisation of metallic and polymer materials.

The department of materials and manufacturing is a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment that advances the state-of-the-art knowledge and fosters the development of highly skilled researchers and professionals. Our research focuses on material properties and manufacturing processes for mainly metallic components. The department cooperates with various national and international research institutes as well as industrial partners and is engaged in basic and applied research projects. Coproduction with industrial partners is a strong characteristic of our project portfolio, both with large companies and SMEs.

Work assignments

The work will mainly include the operation and maintenance of equipment within the structural characterisation of metallic and polymer materials (electron microscopy, optical microscopy, and sample preparation). Typical assignments also include the development of standard procedures for using equipment and processes in cooperation with scientific staff and suppliers of lab equipment and processes. Other assignments include:

  • training of staff and students in using the equipment and processes.
  • conduct good laboratory practices (quality and safety).
  • perform structural analysis and materials characterization as part of research projects incl experimental planning, set-up, data collection, data analysis and reporting of results.
  • perform materials characterization as a service for external partners.

You will also participate in external networks for the development of methods to ensure that our laboratory facilities are used to their highest potential.


We are looking for you who have a Master or PhD degree in materials science/engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent. You have experience in materials characterization, preferably metals and polymers.

We expect applicants for this position to:

  • be handy with tools and instruments, systematic and structured
  • have good knowledge of the fundamentals of optical and electron microscopy
  • have demonstrated skills to work efficiently, conscientiously and professionally both independently and in a team environment.
  • have good oral and written skills in English

To succeed and thrive in the role, we see it as necessary that you are a driven and service-minded team player with good time management skills, structured and responsible. It is also important to have good communication and collaboration skills when working together with students, staff and faculty.

Furthermore, it is considered meritorious if you have previous hands-on experience in:

  • materials characterization, especially scanning electron microscopy and focused ion beam (FIB-SEM)
  • analytical microscopy; i.g. EDS, WDS, EBSD, etc.
  • sample preparation for high-quality microscopy


The position is until further notice (starts with a probationary period of 6 months), 100% starting 2024-08-01 or by agreement. Working hours in confidence. Work conditions and individual salary setting according to collective agreement. 

The School of Engineering values having an organization made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities, which is why we encourage applications from all backgrounds.  We are committed to equality and diversity within our organization.

Welcome with your application, no later than 2024-06-30

Your application is preferred in PDF form through our recruitment system and must include:

  • a cover letter and a CV 
  • three (3) references 
  • attested certificates and diploma.

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. We have been awarded the accreditation "Engaged University" by the international organization ACEEU (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities). Working with us, you are close to colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

Anställningsform Tillsvidareanställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde Enligt överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2024/2377-211
  • Peter Leisner, 036-101685
Facklig företrädare
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +4636-101647
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
Publicerat 2024-06-12
Sista ansökningsdag 2024-06-30

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