Researcher – Microfluidic Stretchable Electronics
Sort on published: 2018-11-08
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The position will be performed in the subject Engineering Physics with specialization in Microsystem Technology, and be located to the Department of Engineering Sciences.
The Division of Microsystems Technology at Uppsala University is devoted to research on microsystems with application in a wide variety of science spanning from biology to space. However, the common aim for all our research is investigating how the inherent properties of a system changes when it is made smaller, and how these changes can be utilized to create more able technology.
Two of our projects involve the technology development of microfluidic stretchable electronics. In a more general sense, a stretchable substrate based on a novel soft, and stretchable silicone material provides compliant and comfortable, intelligent and wireless, patches that will not move relative to the tissue even at excessive movements. These intelligent patches are used on the skin or implanted for health, fitness and medical technology. We have developed the basic technology for stretchable printed circuit boards, where liquid based alloys allow for rigid components to be embedded without contact failure also at dynamic stretching.
The projects are working on medical technology with partners in Europe but most intensively with partners at the medical faculty of our University and the company Mycronic in Täby, Sweden.
Subject description: The announced position is intended to build on our recent research, and study new ways of manufacturing stretchable electronics. Research will be conducted in a wide range of scientific fields, focusing on material science and microsystems technology, but also collaborating on wireless technology and the application demonstrations. The work will be conducted in a very interdisciplinary environment, where close contacts with future users in clinical medicine and performance enhancement in sports is a prerequisite for success.
Work duties: Research 100 %
Requirements: We are looking for a person with a PhD exam in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Microsystem Technology, or equivalent.
When selecting among qualified candidates, great importance will be attached to the prerequisites and interest of interdisciplinary collaboration, since a significant part of the research will be conducted in collaboration with other researchers from different subjects within the research environment. Extra merit is given to previous experience in areas relating to manufacture and use of microsystems and soft materials, especially stretchable electronics. You should be focused, structured and able to work efficiently by yourself and with others. Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required.
Instructions for application:
Your application must contain:
- An introductory letter describing you, your understanding of the task, and motivating why you are appropriate for this position. (Max 3 pages)
- CV (max 2 pages)
- Copies of your PhD exam, course grades and other relevant credits
- A list of publications
- Names and contact details (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two reference persons.
- If applicable, publications of special relevance
The application can be written in English or Swedish, while the introductory letter must be written in English.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: January 2019.
Type of position: The position is for a duration of one year with a possibility to extend for another year.
For further information about the position please contact
Prof. Klas Hjort (email@example.com). Information about the microsystem technology department is available at: http://www.teknik.uu.se/mikrosystemteknik
Please submit your application by 30 November 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3789.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3789
Last application date: 2018-11-30
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