Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!
At the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community.
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We are now looking to appoint a postdoc in the field of Applied Physics formally based at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.
The postdoc will work with Associate Professor Klas Tybrandt in the Soft Electronics group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE). Within the Soft Electronics group we develop composite materials, design concepts and devices for soft and deformable electronic systems. Areas of special interest are bioelectronics and neural interfaces, stretchable (semi)conductors, energy harvesting/storage, and actuators. Many of our projects are based on national and international collaborations including a variety of competences. Read more at: www.liu.se/soft-electronics
At the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE) we explore electronic and optical properties of organic semiconductors, biomaterials from the forest, and hybrid organic materials. We share a common interest in utilizing the combination of electronic and ionic charge for use in healthcare and biology applications, energy, and the internet-of-things. Our research topics include synthesis, material science, theory and modeling, device physics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and system design. Our activities span the range from basic research to commercialization, the latter carried out in close collaboration with the institute RISE. LOE currently has ~130 researchers and research students divided into 12 units, each led by a principal investigator. Read more at www.liu.se/loe
A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of the work time.
Stretchable conductive nanocomposites are essential for the development of soft and stretchable neural interfaces. High performance nanocomposites require control of both the nanomaterial properties and the filler-elastomer interactions. In this project, the postdoc will synthesize nanomaterials and develop novel composites for stretchable conductors and neural electrodes. This includes synthesis of tailored noble metal nanomaterials, tuning of filler-elastomer interactions, and development of stretchable conductors and electrodes. The materials will be characterized on all levels, from the pure nanomaterials to the electromechanical performance of the composites. Applications around neural interfaces will be developed in collaboration with processing experts and external collaborators.
As a postdoc you are expected to assist in the leadership of the scientific work within your area and to guide students. Responsibilities can increase in relation to demonstrated abilities.
The position requires a doctorate degree or a foreign degree that is equivalent to a doctorate. The doctorate degree shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.
A suitable background for this position is a PhD in chemistry, materials science, applied physics, biotechnology, or a related field. Experience in nanomaterial synthesis is a merit. Desirable personal skills and traits for the position are highly motivated, ambitious, problem solving skills and teamwork ability. Research at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics is carried out predominantly in English, so relative fluency is favorable.
About this job
This post is a temporary contract of two years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years. The position as a postdoc is full-time.
Spring 2022 by agreement.
Salaries at the university are set individually. State your desired salary in the application. More information about employee benefits is available here.
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Apply for this position by clicking on the button labelled “Apply” below. Your application must reach Linköping University before 31st of January 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.
We look forward to receiving your application!
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Post expires on mandag januar 31st, 2022