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.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/itn

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in Applied Physics
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: www.liu.se/loe

Over the past decade, the LOE Bioelectronics team has developed organic electronic ion pump (OEIP) and associated “iontronic” technologies. OEIPs and iontronics have the unique ability to translate electronic signals into the precise delivery of biologically relevant ions with high spatiotemporal resolution. In recent years, development has focused on incorporating OEIP and iontronic technology into capillary fiber-based architectures for versatility in implant applications as well as new and unprecedented functionality.

In recently awarded projects in the LOE Bioelectronics team, we are aiming to address neurological disorders with radically new organic electronic technology. Signals in the peripheral and central nervous system are represented by ions, biochemicals and proteins, and includes both long-range transportation highways (nerves) and a high degree of parallelism (brain). The OEIP and associated iontronic technology – in next-generation, implantable formats – provide a unique route toward interfacing electronics with the nervous system. In particular, we will investigate capillary fiber-based iontronics integrated with various other bioelectronic functionalities to interface with, or even repair, neurons and the nervous system. We look forward to having you join our team on this challenging and promising journey!

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

The primary focus of this Postdoc position will be developing and characterizing iontronic devices, particularly capillary-fiber based and/or integrated with other bioelectronic functionalities.

The work will include the conceptual design, manufacturing, and characterizations with respect to materials, devices, and signals, and will primarily include research work conducted in clean room facilities, cell-culture labs, and chemistry laboratories. Materials, electrodes, devices, and concepts will be explored in cell lines, primary cells, and brain tissue. Characterization will include using tailormade and dedicated electrical, spectroscopy, and microscopy setups.

Qualifications
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 degree in physics, materials science, electronics, or biotechnology. Previous experience with materials characterization and/or electrical engineering and working within the framework of a multidisciplinary research project is valuable. Special focus will be placed on candidate(s) with experience in ion transport and/or ion exchange membranes. Research at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics is carried out predominantly in English, so relative fluency is favorable.

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed for two years.

Starting date 
Spring 2020 

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies  

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 30th of March.
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

Daniel Simon

Associate professor

+4611-363476

daniel.simon@liu.se

Magnus Berggren

Professor

+46 11 363637

magnus.berggren@liu.se

Annelie Westerberg

HR-partner

+4611363450

annelie.westerberg@liu.se