PhD student positions – Microfluidic Stretchable Electronics
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The PhD studies will be performed in the subject Engineering Physics with specialization in Microsystem Technology, and be located to the Department of Engineering Sciences, starting as soon as possible.
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.
The two announced positions are 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: In addition to research and student supervision, the work contains additional work at the department, e.g. teaching, up to a maximum of 20% of time.
Qualification Requirements: We are looking for graduates with a Master's or Master of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Microsystem Technology, or corresponding education. 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. 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 course grades and other relevant credits
- Names and contact details (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two reference persons.
The application can be written in English or Swedish, while the introductory letter must be written in English.
PhD studies usually span four years. However, the employment can be extended to up to five years if additional work at the department is performed. Pay according to the local PhD student agreement is applied.
Uppsala University values an even gender distribution and diversity. We therefore appreciate applicants with different background, functionality and life experience.
Information about the employment is provided by
Prof. Klas Hjort (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Information about the microsystem technology department is available at: http://www.teknik.uu.se/mikrosystemteknik
Welcome to your application by September 30, 2018, UFV-PA, 2018-3095
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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
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3095
Last application date: 2018-09-30
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