PhD student in applied physics with focus on bioelectronics/biomedical engineering

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Jun 2020

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.

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Applied Physics with focus on Bioelectronics/biomedical engineering formally based at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Department of Science and Technology (ITN), Campus Norrköping.

The PhD project and study are part of the Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine, a new research institution dedicated to interdisciplinary approaches in technology and biomedicine.

Research area
In 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 exploiting utilizing 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.
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Description of the subject area 
Implantable biomedical devices for recording and stimulation of the nervous system. Our group works on minimally-invasive electronic devices for in vivo interfacing. We are a diverse team ranging from materials scientists to electrophysiologists who work from a semiconductor microfabrication cleanroom to animal experiments. Our goal is developing new biomedical technologies that improve patient outcomes as well as advance basic sciences.

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time. The research will primarily focus on developing neural interfacing devices incorporating wireless transmission using deep red/infrared light. This research will be performed in a clean room laboratory. The PhD student will work in a close collaboration with researchers performing in vitro validation and in vivo experiments, and will be expected to travel internationally to assist in some of these studies. Depending on interest and preferences, the PhD project may gravitate more towards the device engineering side, or the animal electrophysiology side. The candidate is expected to work together with a multifaceted team in a synergistic way, taking leadership of their own scientific projects while contributing to large long-term collaborational research efforts.

To qualify for the appointment the applicant must have a Masters degree or equivalent in the field of materials science, biomedical engineering, biophysics, or similar disciplines. Those with degrees in related disciplines but documented experience in biology or device physics will also be considered.  Candidates must have demonstrated scientific proficiency by participating in scientific research projects during undergraduate and masters study periods. Please note: The candidate does not need to have a MSc diploma at the time of applying, however the MSc study must be completed by the time of starting the PhD position. Preference will be given to candidates with documented research experience in bioelectronics devices and biophysics. An excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is a requirement.

Appointment time
The PhD period is four years. The appointment is renewed one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time research training.

Starting date
By agreement

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

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Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest June 29th , 2020. Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of the PhD students within 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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