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Scholarship, Postdoctoral Position in Organic Optoelectronics, Umea University, Jan 2022

Sweden, Umeå University (UMU)

Umeå University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position that works on the design, production, and development of photonic and electronic devices based on emerging organic semiconductors, at the Organic Photonics and Electronics Group, the Department of Physics, Sweden – Jan 2022

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General Info

Deadline to Apply: Expired
Position: Postdoctoral Position
Fellowship/Scholarship: Umeå University Postdoctoral Scholarships Sweden
No. of Positions: 1
Eligibility (Gender): Common
Eligibile Nationals: All Nationals
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: Mar 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years

The Organic Photonics and Electronics Group
Department of Physics
Umeå University (UMU)
Umeå, Sweden

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Qualification Details

A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate qualifies as a postdoctoral fellow. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances.

We are looking for a highly motivated and responsible candidate who is passionate about developing as an individual scientist. Required qualifications are:

  • A PhD degree, or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent, in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, or relevant field
  • Documented experience with the synthesis of organic/inorganic/hybrid semiconductor, particularly the synthesis experience of nanoparticles or quantum dots,
  • Documented experience with material characterization using, e.g., atomic force microscope, X-ray diffraction, and vibrational spectroscopy,
  • Good skills in both written and spoken English are essential.

Meriting qualifications are:

  • General skills regarding production or characterization of optoelectronic devices,
  • General skills in the manufacture and characterization of optoelectronic devices, e.g. spin coating, physical vapor deposition, or spray coating

Responsibilities/Job Description

In the project ‘‘Towards Environmental-Friendly Lighting Applications: The Development of Bio-based and Non-Toxic Emissive Materials’’, we propose to design and synthesis sustainable and high-luminance emissive materials from natural raw materials, to replace the non-sustainable incumbents in the light-emitting devices; we will integrate these sustainable emissive materials into a benign-solvent-processed light-emitting electrochemical cell, to realize resource- and energy-efficient lighting applications.

Our primary task within the project constitutes the design, synthesis and characterization of environmental-friendly and bio-derived emissive materials in the form of nanoparticles or quantum dots. The synthesized emissive materials will be implemented as the active compound in light-emitting electrochemical cells and photovoltaic devices, and a second task in the project, therefore, constitutes device fabrication and characterization, where the fabrication methods include spin-coating, thermal vacuum deposition, and spray-coating.

The scholarship is funded by the Kempe foundation, and stretches over two years starting in March 2022 (exact date according to agreement).

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: FS 2.1.6-2553-21
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application should include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, your scientific interests, and your motives for applying (max 2 pages),
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV),
  3. A publication list,
  4. Certified copies of relevant degree certificates,
  5. Copies of the PhD thesis and relevant publications,

At the time of a possible interview two references will be requested.

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-2553-21, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to The application can be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. Application deadline is 20 January 2022.

About the Umeå University Postdoctoral Scholarships Sweden

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About the Employer: Umeå University (UMU)


The stipend is financed by the Kempe Foundation and amounts to 300 000 SEK per year (the stipend is tax-free). The application deadline is January 20, 2022.

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Contact details

For more information, please contact Dr. Jia Wang,, tel: +46-90-786 69 03, or Prof. Ludvig Edman,, tel: +46-90-786 57 32.

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