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 the electrical characterisation of doped conjugated polymers. You will work closely with several PhD students in our group, as well as with several external collaborators, and together study the mechanical, electrical and electrochemical properties of different types of doped conjugated polymers. The goal of your project will be to develop methods that allow to study the electrical and mechanical properties in-situ and characterise materials that are of interest for thermoelectrics, bioelectronics and wearable electronics, including e-textiles.
Information about the research
The Müller Research Group at the division of Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 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, 2 Postdocs and 8 PhD students.
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 orally as well as in writing.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).
To qualify for this position, we would like you to have a PhD degree in Materials Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent (or be in the process of completing a PhD degree) with focus on organic electronics. The degree should generally not be older than three years. You should have a promising track record of early achievements such as scientific publications. Experience with characterization tools that allow to study the electrical and electrochemical properties of organic semiconductors and in particular conjugated polymers is required. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, you need to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.
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The application should be marked with Ref 20210346 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:
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
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).
Application deadline: 2 November, 2021. 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,
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