Postdoctoral scholarship in soft electromechanical actuators

Norrköping (Kommun), Östergötland (SE)
This scholarship provides a tax-free stipend of 25 000 SEK/month.
Oct 17, 2017
Dec 17, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type

Postdoctoral scholarship in soft electromechanical actuators

Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Dept. of Science and Technology, Linköping University (Campus Norrköping)

At the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), we focus on the study and application of electronically and ionically conducting organic materials in an array of areas spanning energy harvesting and storage, printed electronics, photonics, and bioelectronics.

Recently, the LOE has been conducting research within stretchable electronics for a variety of applications. This scholarship will focus on the development of novel concepts for soft electromechanical actuators, providing the postdoctoral scientist the opportunity to learn and develop:

  • High performance materials for stretchable conductors.
  • Fabrication methods for stretchable electronics.
  • Novel concepts for soft electromechanical actuators.
  • Applications of soft actuators.

Studies and research will be conducted in close collaboration with several partners including the research institute RISE Acreo.

At Linköping University we embrace innovative thinking. Constantly challenging ourselves has been our strongest motivator ever since we opened our doors in 1975. We are driven by seeking answers beyond the traditional and across subject boundaries. If you are too, we would like to see you at our university. Together we can find solutions to the challenges of the day.

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 recognized for its work in fields including organic electronics, logistics and visualization. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community.

Hereby advertises a scholarship for

Postdoctoral research in soft electromechanical actuators
formally based at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics

This scholarship will primarily focus research and personal development within the field of organic electronics.

The postdoc will develop materials and processes for the fabrication of stretchable electronic devices. In particular, nanocellulose composites will be considered for parts of the devices. Based on this, novel design concepts for soft electromechanical actuators will be evaluated and tested. Applications around the actuators will be developed in collaboration with partners.

The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

A degree in a field related to stretchable electronics (material science, applied physics, electrical engineering) will be favored. Experience in stretchable/flexible electronics and microfabrication will also be valued. Research at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics is carried out predominantly in English, so relative fluency is favorable.

Appointment time
A Postdoc scholarship is defined as two years.

Starting date
Winter 2018, or by agreement.

Stipend and benefits
This scholarship provides a tax-free stipend of 25 000 SEK/month, plus limited funds for travel to/from Sweden at the beginning/end of the appointment.

Application procedure
Apply for the scholarship by sending the following documents electronically to the contact person(s) listed below:

  • Cover letter (with reference to scholarship 2017-LOE-soft-actu)
  • CV
  • University diplomas/degree verification and grades
  • One or more relevant publications, if available
  • Link or full text of PhD thesis, if available
  • Two references (letters of recommendation can also be provided)

Applications and documents received after 7 November 2017 will not be considered.

Contact person
Assistant Professor Klas Tybrandt
Project leader and supervisor