Ref LiU-2023-02777

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We are now looking to appoint a postdoc in Soft Electronics, placed at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping

Research area

The Soft Electronics group is an international team led by Senior Associate Prof. Klas Tybrandt and is part of the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE). We develop composite materials, design concepts and devices for soft and deformable electronic systems. Areas of special interest are bioelectronics and neural interfaces, stretchable (semi)conductors, energy harvesting/storage, and actuators. Many of our projects are based on national and international collaborations including a variety of competences. Prof. Tybrandt is the recipient of the ERC CoG 2022 and Wallenberg Academy Fellow 2021. Read more at: 

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 utilizing the combination of electronic and ionic charge for use in healthcare and biology applications, energy, and the internet-of-things. 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 the institute RISE. LOE currently has ~130 researchers and research students divided into 9 units, each led by a principal investigator. Read more at 

Linköping University (LiU) conducts world-leading, cross-disciplinary research in fields that include materials science, IT and life science technology. LiU is one of the largest universities in Sweden and today has 38,000 students and 4,300 employees. The students are among the most desirable in the labour market and international rankings consistently place LiU as a leading global university. Read more at

Work assignments

As postdoc, you will principally carry out research. A certain amount of teaching may be part of your duties, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours.

The postdoc will develop novel ultra-soft and stretchable composites for neural interface applications. This constitutes a major challenge, as the materials should combine high electrical performance with tissue-like softness and long-term chemical stability and biocompatibility. The work includes the full chain from nanomaterial synthesis and functionalization to composite formulation and characterization. Applications of the developed materials will be explored in collaboration with external partners. The work is part of an ERC CoG project and will be highly collaborative.

As a postdoc you are expected to assist in the leadership of the scientific work within your area and to guide students. Responsibilities can increase in relation to demonstrated abilities. The host has an excellent track record (>65% success rate) in acquiring Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships and the hired candidate is encouraged to develop an application supported by the host.


To be qualified to take employment as postdoc, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree.  This degree must have been awarded at the latest by the point at which LiU makes its decision to employ you.

It is considered advantageous if your doctoral degree is no older than three years at application deadline for this job. If there are special reasons for having an older doctoral degree – such as taking statutory leave – then these may be taken into consideration.

A suitable background for this position is a PhD in materials science, nanoscience, applied physics, material chemistry, or a related field. Stretchable electronics experience is a merit. Desirable personal skills and traits for the position are highly motivated, ambitious, problem solving skills and teamwork ability. Research at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics is carried out predominantly in English, so relative fluency is favorable.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability.

The employment

This post is a temporary contract of two years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years. The position as a postdoc is full-time.

Starting date
Autumn 2023 or by agreement.

Salary and employment benefits

Salaries at the university are set individually. State your desired salary in the application. A typical postdoc salary is around 3800 EUR/month.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Union representatives

Information about trade union contacts can be found here.

Application procedure

Apply for this position by clicking on the button labelled “Apply” below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than August 31, 2023. During the holiday season, the response time may be longer to any questions.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

The following documents must be submitted:
1.     Cover letter, max 1 page, describing your background, research interests and what makes you interested in the position.
2.     CV, max 4 pages, including contact details to three reference persons.
3.     Full publication list.
4.     Copy of passport, PhD diploma, and MSc transcripts with grades.

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

Klas Tybrandt

Senior Associate professor and unit manager,


Martina Klefbeck

HR partner


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