Postdoc in Microfabrication of Soft Neural Interfaces Norrkoping
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.
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Hereby advertises a position as
Postdoc in Applied Physics
formally based at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.
The postdoc will work in the Soft Electronics group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE). Within the Soft Electronics group we develop composite materials, design concepts and devices for soft and deformable electronic systems. Areas of special interest are bioelectronics and neural interfaces, stretchable (semi)conductors, energy harvesting/storage, and actuators. Many of our projects are based on national and international collaborations including a variety of competences.
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 healthcare and biology applications, energy, and the internet-of-things. 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 the institute RISE. LOE currently has ~150 researchers and research students divided into eleven units, each led by a principal investigator.
A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of the work time.
The postdoc will develop a novel neural interface technology based on soft and deformable conductors and functional materials. A new concept around self-inserting neural interfaces will be explored to find novel solutions for integrating soft electronics into tissue. The research will include materials and devices based on soft and elastic electronic composite materials to facilitate close integration with neural tissue and thereby enabling the translation between biological and electronic signals. Typical composite materials comprise metallic nanomaterials and soft elastomers. The research will include processing of materials and components in a cleanroom facility, together with the characterization of electrical/mechanical material properties and device performance. Applications of the developed technology will be explored in collaboration with external partners.
As a postdoc you are expected to assist in the leadership of the scientific work within your area and to guide students. Responsibilities can increase in relation to demonstrated abilities.
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