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WISE Fellow recruitment package

The Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE, liu.se/loe) at Linköping University is recruiting this tenure-track Assistant Professor with a generous starting package through the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE, wise-materials.org). The WISE Fellow recruitment package includes (i) salary for the recruited faculty member (4 years full-time for a maximum of 5 years); (ii) research/consumables funding; (iii) salary for two PhD students (4 years each); (iv) salary for two postdocs (2 years each); and (v) additional support for overhead and facilities.

Work assignments 

This Assistant Professorship focuses on research in the field of organic functional materials with the aim of developing and advancing sustainable materials, methods, devices, and technologies. Placement will be at LOE at Linköping University’s Department of Science and Technology, located on the river Motala Ström at Campus Norrköping.

With the help of a very competitive start-up package including funding for two PhD students, two postdocs, and own salary; state-of-the-art facilities; and an environment characterized by strong internal and international collaboration, the applicant is expected to establish and maintain an independent research program in organic functional materials for sustainability which complements and expands LOE’s current research activities.

LOE is one of the world’s leading labs at the forefront of research in organic/plastic electronics. Research themes span synthesis, materials science, components, sustainability, bioelectronics, systems, and applications. LOE consists of ~130 researchers, students, and staff spanning 9 research units and a unit for lab management and technical support. WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and includes major investments at seven of Sweden’s leading universities over (at least) 10 years. The vision is to enable a sustainable world through materials science.

Placement at LOE will provide the recruited Assistant Professor with rapid integration into the collaborative LOE team; full access to LOE’s open research environment for knowledge and expertise sharing; LOE’s fabrication, characterization, chemistry, and cleanroom facilities and equipment; as well as the Printed Electronics Arena which includes a full suite of printing and additive manufacturing tools and techniques. At LOE, all research is conducted in English.

As an Assistant Professor, you will also have the opportunity/responsibility to teach (at first exclusively in English) and supervise students in LiU’s Technical Faculty’s different educational programmes. The work will eventually encompass course design and course coordination responsibility.

You will be active in the research community, participate in the division’s activities such as seminars and workshops, participate in research projects, communicate results through academic publications and help attract external research funding.

You will contribute actively to the university’s development work. Collaboration is an integral part of the University’s research and education mission.

  • Collaboration in research takes the form of disseminating, making available and utilising research.
  • Your research collaboration should encompass internal collaboration within LOE as well as national and international collaborations.
  • Your research should complement and expand LOE’s current research activities.

The employment may also involve administrative duties, such as meeting or workshop organisation, hosting visitors, and taking part in division (LOE) management. We also encourage you to participate in and show interest in management duties.

Your work will include monitoring developments nationally and internationally within your field of study and other societal developments that are important to your work. You are flexible and have the ability to move between different types of pedagogical and scientific contexts. You share knowledge and contribute to the working group’s professional development, collegial ways of working and social community. The fact that you are present and active is something we see as self-evident in order to ensure that you are able to perform your duties in an optimum way and enjoy your working community.


We are looking for candidates who have a doctoral degree or equivalent scientific competence. We are primarily looking for candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree in the past five years, but applications are welcome from candidates who obtained their degree >5 years ago.

For this employment, special emphasis is placed on academic proficiency, and secondary emphasis placed on proficiencies in specific areas of expertise (below).

In terms of academic expertise, the following will be assessed:

  • Requirements for the position is previous expertise and a proposed research program that complement and expand LOE’s current research activities
  • Requirements for the position is a PhD degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Applied Physics, or other relevant field
  • Requirements for the position is Postdoctoral or equivalent experience of relevance
  • Of particular merit is experience leading research project(s)
  • Of particular merit is experience in writing and publishing high quality/high impact scientific articles, especially as lead or corresponding/last author
  • Of merit for the position is experience in taking part in and coordinating national or international research activities
  • Of merit for the position is previous awarded research grants as (ideally) main or co-applicant
  • Of merit for the position is previous experience coordinating research grants

In terms of pedagogical expertise, the following will be assessed:

  • Of particular merit for the position is previous experience in guiding masters students, PhD students, and/or postdoctoral researchers
  • Of merit for the position is previous experience in teaching at master students level or PhD courses
  • Of merit for the position is previous experience in course planning and development of course material

Of additional merit for the position is:

  • Documented expertise in collaboration in research
  • Experience working in a large, internally-collaborative research group

Since teaching and research are conducted in English, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to teach and conduct research in English.

The workplace

You will work at LOE at Linköping University’s Department of Science and Technology, located on the river Motala Ström at Campus Norrköping.

The employment

This position is subject to a period of employment of 4 years, fulltime. Starting date by agreement.

The Higher Education Ordinance states that an assistant professor may be employed on an indefinite-term contract, subject to a minimum duration of four years and a maximum duration of six years. This is to be decided by the university before the employment commences. An employment may be renewed, subject to a limitation of maximum duration two years, if, as a consequence of sickness absence, parental leave, or other special circumstances of the assistant professor, additional time is necessary in order to achieve the purpose of the employment.

An assistant professor shall, upon application, be promoted to associate professor if the applicant is qualified for employment as associate professor and, following a proficiency test, is deemed suitable for such appointment according to the grounds of assessment which the university has decided shall apply.

For more information on eligibility requirements, assessment criteria and recruitment procedures for teachers, see Linköping University’s rules of appointment. 
Linköping University’s rules of appointment.

Salary and employment benefits

The university applies individual salaries.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Union representatives

Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received no later than January 8, 2024. 
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered. 
Please attach your selected research publications electronically, in pdf or word format, in the application template. Research publications, e.g. monographs, which cannot be sent electronically should be sent in three sets by mail to the University Registrar at Linköping University, University Registrar, S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden. The publications must be received by Linköping University no later than the deadline for application. 

Please note that printed publications will not be returned. They will be archived at Linköping University. 
In the event of a discrepancy between the English translation of the job announcement and the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall take precedent. 

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives – diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Mats Fahlman

Professor, division manager

+46 13 28 12 06


Daniel Simon

Professor, unit manager



Martina Klefbeck

HR partner



Christina Hammarstedt

Secretary of the Appointments Board

+46 13 281528



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