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Postdoctoral Position in Plant based biohybrid living materials – Linköping University, Jul 2022


Linköping University invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Plant based biohybrid living materials formally based at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping, Sweden – Jul 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Fall 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Science and Technology

Linköping University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

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.

The applicant should have a PhD and strong scientific background in bioelectronics, tissue engineering, bioengineering. Experience in any of the following are of extra merit: cell culture, bioprinting, confocal microscopy, stimuli responsive materials. The applicant should be driven, creative, strongly self-motivated with excellent problem-solving abilities. The applicant should be able to work effectively both individually and together with other researchers in a multidisciplinary context. The applicant should have very good communication skills and very good knowledge of English both verbal and written.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Research area

In 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 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.Read more at:

The Postdoc will work at the Electronic Plants group of LOE led by Assoc. Prof. Eleni Stavrinidou. The Electronic Plants group aims to interface electronics with plants. The research focuses on the development of plant based biohybrid systems and on the development of bioelectronic technologies for monitoring and controlling plant physiology. The project is funded by Dr. Stavrinidou’s ERC-Starting Grant 4D-Phytohybrid.Read more at:

Work assignments

The Postdoc will develop biohybrid materials based on plant cells with living characteristics such as growth, responsiveness, and evolution. The postdoc will be responsible for culturing plant cells, charactering their growth and properties and functionalizing them with technological materials. The biohybrid materials will then be developed via additive manufacturing techniques including bioprinting and their electrical, mechanical and evolving properties will be characterized. The research has interdisciplinary character including material-device characterization and plant biology. The postdoc will work closely with collaborators specialized in plant biology.

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.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: LiU-2022-02428

Application Procedure

Apply for this position by clicking on the button labelled “Apply” below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than July 6, 2022.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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!

About the Department

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.Read more at

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About this job
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 - Fall 2022.

Salaries at the university are set individually. State your desired salary in the application.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Trade union representatives
Information about trade union contacts can be found here.

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Contact details

Eleni Stavrinidou
Associate Professor
+ 46 700 89 62 03
[email protected]

Elin Ring
HR partner
[email protected]

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