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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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Hereby advertises a position as PhD student in Applied Physics (Computational simulation and modelling of novel organic thermoelectric materials) – ESR 9 formally based at at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.
The PhD position will be based at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), belonging to the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping Campus. The LOE is renowned for its world-leading research on electronic devices based on organic electroactive materials. Its primary theme involves the coupling of ions and electrons as signal carriers for applications in printed electronics, organic energy- and electrochemical devices, and organic bioelectronics. Currently, the research staff of the Laboratory includes about 150 researchers (professors, senior and junior scientists and PhD students).
The present position is a part of the European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network HORATES bringing together eight academic institutions, including universities and research centers, and five companies, from six EU countries. The network is supported by five more partners, including two companies. The mission of the HORATES network is to use the large expertise on all aspects of hybrid and organic thermoelectrics that is available in the EU for (a) the strategic training of excellent young researchers in an emerging, interdisciplinary field and (b) the rational development of prototype energy harvesters, inspired by actual market demand. This will happen by giving 15 PhD students (Early Stage Researchers, ESRs) exposure to a wide spectrum of expertise.
In HORATES, we fuse the synthetic organic expertise with the expertise in processing and characterization to provide stable, high-performance materials and recipes for upscaling and device fabrication. Constant interaction at all stages with theory and multiscale modelling will guide the process. Crucial for the success the Programme is a multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial network, which will allow the ESR to genuinely discover and/or feed her/his attitude while having an impact on a relevant scientific and technological field. HORATES also has the mission of disseminating it’s scientific and technological achievements to a broad audience (scientific community, stakeholders, general public etc.).
The HORATES network is composed by: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (DE), Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IT), Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB (SE), Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigationes Cientificas (ES), Linköpings Universitet (SE), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL), Technische Universität Chemnitz (DE), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR), University of Strasbourg (FR), Eurecat Centre Tecnològic (ES), Innovation Lab (DE) and Hot Disk AB (SE). During the programme, exchange between private sector and academia is promoted by at least one secondment per ESR with the industrial partners and beneficiaries.
The PhD student will perform theoretical simulation and modeling of novel organic materials for thermoelectric applications. The modeling will be ranging from the ab initio and Molecular Dynamics simulations on the atomistic level to the drift-diffusion device simulation on the system level to answer the fundamental questions concerning material morphology, electronic structure, transport- and thermoelectric properties, and many others. The simulation and modeling activity will be carried out in a tight collaboration with the members of the HORATES network where the obtained theoretical results will help to understand and guide the material and device design for better and enhanced performance, and, vice versa, the input from the experiment will provide an essential motivation for the theory.
The PhD student will be placed in the group of Theory and Modelling at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics lead by Prof. Igor Zozoulenko. Currently, the group consists of one professor, one associate professor, eighet research associates/postdocs and three PhD students, https://liu.se/en/research/theory-and-modeling-for-organic-electronics As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.
Applications are welcomed from candidates with M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in physics, material science, chemistry, electrical engineering or related fields. Experience with ab initio or molecular dynamics calculations, and computer and programing/scripting skills are highly desirable. The interested candidate should be strongly self-motivated, to show a keen interest in science and fundamental research, and be willing to work in a team. Good communications skills and proficiency in spoken and written English are required. Qualified to PhD employment are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies. The admission to graduate studies at Linköping University will be handled simultaneously during the employment process.
Eligibility for HORATES programme:
- The applicant cannot hold a PhD degree obtained before the enrolling in the HORATES programme.
- The applicant shall, at the time of recruitment, be in the first four years of his/her research career (this time is measured from the date of award/diploma of the most recent taught degree).
- The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
- The applicant can be of any nationality.
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.
1 March 2021 or by agreement
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.
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Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 31 December 2020.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.
Please include in the application:
- Motivation letter (1 – 2 pages)
- Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages), including reference names and publication list
- Copy of the M.Sc. and bachelor’s degrees and all corresponding transcripts (lists of courses taken during bachelors and M.Sc. studies).
Equal opportunitiesA majority of our PhD students within ITN are males which is why precedence will be given to females in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.
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 Thursday December 31st, 2020