Umeå University (UmU)

Postdoctoral fellowship, 2 years, in Organic Electronics

Department of Physics, Umeå University

Umeå, Sweden

The Department of Physics at Umeå University ( conducts strong research in the fields of organic electronics, nanotechnology and photonics. The research group “The Organic Photonics and Electronics Group” ( designs, produces and develops photonic and electronic devices based on organic semiconductors. We are now looking for a postdoctoral researcher to participate in a project aimed at the development of organic light-emitting devices.
The fellowship is for two years, with a starting date of June 1st 2020, or according to agreement. The tax-free fellowship is financed by Carl Tryggers Foundation and amounts to 300 000 SEK per year. The application deadline is March 16th, 2020.

Work tasks
The general goal of the project is the design, characterization and development of high-performance and low-cost light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs). The planned project tasks will either comprise the development of advanced optical characterization methods, or the development of scalable fabrication methods, such as screen printing and spray coating.

The candidate must: (i) have a PhD degree in chemistry, physics, material science, or equivalent, (ii) exhibit good skills in written and spoken English, (iii) have documented experience with organic electronic devices or advanced optical characterization, (iv) show independence, creativity and good ability to co-operate.
The candidate should preferably have: (i) demonstrated skills regarding solution-based fabrication of organic-electronic devices, or (ii) demonstrated skills regarding the optical characterization of optoelectronic devices.

The application must comprise:
1. A letter that clearly describes your qualifications, research interests, and motivation for application.
2. A CV with publication list.
3. An electronic copy of your PhD thesis.
4. Copies of doctoral degree certificate and other relevant degree certificates.
5. Contact information of two reference persons.
6. Other relevant documents.
Your complete application, marked with reference number dnr FS 2.1.6-187-20, must be submitted as a pdf-document to (state the reference number as subject) no later than March 16th, 2020.

For more information, contact: Prof. Ludvig Edman, email:

The Department of Physics is located within the Chemical Biological Centre (in Swedish “Kemiskt Biologiskt Centrum”, KBC) – an interdisciplinary research centre for the natural sciences and medicine at Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The centre is unique in its collaborative structure and offers an excellent scientific infrastructure with several core facilities and technical platforms. Our goal is to promote a positive, creative, and interdisciplinary environment for research combined with an excellent graduate and undergraduate education. You can find more information here:

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Postdoctoral fellowship, 2 years, in Organic Electronics