Postdoc in Electrochemistry and Organic Electronics

Updated: about 4 hours ago
Deadline: 14 Aug 2024

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc to join our research group at Chalmers. You will be part of our organic electronics team and focus on electrochemical doping as well as wearable electronics. The goal of your project will be to study how the mechanical properties of conjugated polymers change during electrochemical oxidation/reduction cycles, and then design devices for wearable electronics that harness the observed changes in, e.g., stiffness or stretchability. You will work closely with several PhD students and Postdocs in our group, as well as with several external collaborators, and together study the mechanical, electrical and electrochemical properties of different types of conjugated polymers. The following recent review provides an overview of the research topics that the position will address:

Information about the research group
The Müller Research Group focuses on the physical chemistry and materials science of organic semiconductors, polymer blends and composites, and develops new plastic materials for use in the fields of wearable electronics and energy technology. All research is conducted in co-operation with other universities/institutes and/or industry. Presently, our group consists of 1 Professor, 1 permanent researcher, 4 Postdocs and 8 PhD students.

Major responsibilities
The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research, in collaboration with other postdocs and students in our group, as well as collaborating groups. In addition, you are expected to support and mentor the PhD students in our group that work on related topics. As a Postdoc you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results in English, both orally as well as in writing.

The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent (or be in the process of completing a PhD degree) with focus on organic electronics and specifically electrochemistry of organic semiconductors, including conjugated polymers. A promising track record of early achievements such as scientific publications is expected.

You should have experience with characterization tools that allow to study the electrical and electrochemical properties of conjugated polymers, as well as their nanostructure and optical properties. Relevant techniques include FTIR, UV-vis spectroscopy, DSC, TGA, X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, AFM, SEM, TEM, electrical conductivity measurements, spectroelectrochemistry and cyclic voltammetry. Previous experience with the fabrication and characterization of organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) is required.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). Exceptions from the 3-year limit can be made for longer periods resulting from parental leave, sick leave or military service.*

*The date shown in your doctoral degree certificate is the date we use, as this is the date you have met all requirements for the doctoral degree.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment for a maximum of two (2) years, with the possibility to extend by one (1) more year provided project funding is available and the project goes according to plan. The monthly salary of a Postdoc researcher at Chalmers is about 41'000 SEK before tax (€ 3'600).

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with 20240361 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 2024-08-14
Interviews will be conducted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Therefore, please submit your application prior to the application deadline.

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Christian Müller, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
[email protected], +46317722790

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The university has 3100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture. With scientific excellence as a basis, Chalmers promotes knowledge and technical solutions for a sustainable world. Through global commitment and entrepreneurship, we foster an innovative spirit, in close collaboration with wider society.
Chalmers was founded in 1829 and has the same motto today as it did then: Avancez – forward.

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