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.

Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in Plant based biohybrid systems for energy and sensing
formally based at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.

Research area
In 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 exploiting the combination of electronic and ionic charge for use in energy, internet-of-things, health care and biology applications. 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 RISE Acreo. LOE currently has ~100 researchers and research students divided into eleven units, each led by a principal investigator. Read more at:

The Postdoc will work at the Electronic Plants group of LOE led by Asst, Prof. Eleni Stavrinidou. The Electronic Plants group aims to interface electronics with plants. The research focuses on the development of plant based biohybrid systems and on the development of bioelectronic technologies for monitoring and controlling plant physiology. Read more at:

A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

The Postdoc will develop plant based biohybrid systems for energy harvesting and storage. The postdoc will functionalize plants with smart materials and construct electronic devices integrated within the plant structure. The postdoc will be responsible for growing and taking care of plants in our controlled growth facilities. The research has interdisciplinary character including material-device characterization and plants integration. The research will be part of the FET-OPEN project HyPhOE- Hybrid Electronics Based on Photosynthetic Organisms

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.

The applicant should have a PhD and strong scientific background in materials science, electrochemistry, physical chemistry, applied physics, (bio-) engineering.  Experience in any of the following are of extra merit: energy devices, conducting polymers, bioelectronic devices, plant biology, tissue engineering. The applicant should be driven, creative, strongly self-motivated with excellent problem-solving abilities. The applicant should be able to work effectively both individually and together with other researchers in a multidisciplinary context. The applicant should have very good communication skills and good knowledge of English both verbal and writing.

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed for two years.

Starting date 
By agreement.

The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
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Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 30th of April.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our postdocs at ITN are men which is why precedence will be given to women 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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Contact person

Eleni Stavrinidou

Assistant professor

+ 46 700 89 62 0

Annelie Westerberg