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.

We are looking for a Research Coordinator within the Organic Bioelectronics unit of the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping

Research area
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 energy, internet-of-things, healthcare, 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 over 100 researchers and research students divided into eleven units, each led by a principal investigator. LOE is led by Professor Magnus Berggren.

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Organic bioelectronics focuses on the application of organic electronic materials for biosensing, therapeutic, medical, and general biological applications. The idea is to bridge biotic-abiotic interfaces using the unique properties of organic electronic materials. LOE’s organic bioelectronics theme area, led by Associate Professor Daniel Simon, comprises the Organic Bioelectronics unit (OBE) and associated bioelectronics-focused units (Soft Electronics, E-Plants, and parts of the Organic Nanoelectronics and Organic Nanocrystals groups).

One recent set of grants in organic bioelectronics – and thus a significant focus for this Research Coordinator position – is for the “Electronic Neuropharma” project (e-NeuroPharma). In e-NeuroPharma, we will develop molecular systems expressing both pharmaceutical activity and electrical functionality to provide new means of combating nervous system diseases and disorders. The approach will include applying small molecular systems that self-organize to form electrodes and “devices” along relevant neural structures including living cells, tissue, and other biological models. While in operation, these self-organized systems will express combined electrical and biochemical cues and signals.  

Based on this recent e-NeuroPharma funding, as well as other running projects in e-health, biosensors, drug delivery, and wearables, the organic bioelectronics area is growing rapidly. We look forward to you joining our team on this challenging and promising journey!

As Bioelectronics Project Coordinator, you will:

– Engauge in project management, for example:

  • Guide research progress at internal and external meetings and through focused discussions with PhD students, postdocs, and principal investigators.
  • Maintain “living” status documents of all running subprojects and manuscripts-in-queue.
  • Keep track of project timelines, tasks, and milestone/deliverable schedules, and coordinating with associated project members about upcoming deadlines.
  • Coordinate project budgets and resource utilization with appropriate administration personnel.

– Lead, advise, and guide research focusing on cells (primary and cultured), tissue models, bacteria, and other living systems at the Campus Norrköping labs as well as at collaborators’ facilities.

– Represent LOE Bioelectronics at national and international conferences, meetings, and collaborations.

– Assist in scientific manuscript and research grant preparation, submission, and eventual revision.

– Coordinate internal and external (national and international) bioelectronics meetings and collaborations.

– Assist in (and in some cases guide) purchasing and procurement of materials and equipment related to the bioelectronics theme area.

– Liaise between bioelectronics principal investigators at LOE and university services, grant agencies, etc.

Your future workplace
You will work at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Department of Science and Technology.

Your qualifications 
We are looking for someone with a PhD or comparable degree in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, materials science, electronics, biotechnology, or similar natural science focus. The candidate should have experience with cell/tissue biology as well as practically experience in a cell/tissue biology lab (preferably with some experience being responsible for the lab).

Previous experience with project management and working within the framework of multiple multidisciplinary project is valuable. Experience with scientific writing and research reporting is also valuable.

The applicant must show great initiative and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Research at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics is carried out predominantly in English and through frequent small-to-large meetings, so relative English fluency is favorable. Communication with national granting agencies as well as university administration is carried out predominantly in Swedish, so relative Swedish fluency is also favorable. Furthermore, the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously and remain well-structured and analytical are highly valuable, as are being self-motivated and goal/result oriented. Emphasis will thus be placed on personal qualities and suitability.

Form of employment
100 %, until further notice. 

Starting date
By agreement

The university applies individual salaries. Please indicate salary demands in the application.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

To apply, please register your profile and attach your application documents via the link below no later than the 11th of August 2020. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our principal research engineers within the Department of Science and Technology 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


Magnus Berggren


+46 11 363637

Mats Fahlman


+46 13 28 12 06

Annelie Westerberg