Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

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The Department of Physics at Umeå University ( conducts strong research in the fields of organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics and theoretical physics

The research group ”The Organic Photonics and Electronics Group” designs, produces and develops photonic and electronic devices based on organic semiconductors, either synthesized in-house or provided by collaborators. We are now looking for a first research engineer, who shall fabricate, characterize and develop various types of novel and functional light-emitting electrochemical cells.

The position is for 15 months and full time with starting date 2018-09-01 or according to agreement. The last day for application is 2018-07-23.

Work tasks
The primary work tasks will constitute fabrication, characterization and development of novel and functional light-emitting electrochemical cells. The fabrication methods involve spin-coating, thermal vacuum deposition, and spray-coating, and the characterization methods involve optoelectronic, electrochemical and structural measurements of the devices and a related characterization of the constituent materials.

Competence requirements
You have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry or equivalent, and a documented strong knowledge regarding fabrication, characterization and development of light-emitting devices. It is an advantage if you have documented specific knowledge with device fabrication using spin-coating, thermal vacuum deposition, or spray-coating. It is further desirable if you have experience with device characterization using optoelectronic, electrochemical and structural methods.
You must have a good knowledge in both oral and written English.

The application must comprise:
1. A letter that succinctly describes your qualifications, research interests, and motivation for application.
2. A CV.
3. Copies of exam certificates.
4. Contact information for two reference persons.

The application shall be done with the e-recruitment system Varbi and be registered the latest 2018-07-23.

More information can be obtained from Professor Ludvig Edman, email:, phone: 090-786 5732

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-09-01 or according to agreement.
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1250-18
  • Ludvig Edman, 090-786 57 32
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 19.Jun.2018
Last application date 23.Jul.2018 11:59 PM CET

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