Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The position is in the subject Engineering Sciences with specialization in Electronics at the Ångström Laboratory, Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Solid State Electronics.

The research aims at developing high-performance flexible thermoelectric devices. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with material scientists and engineers in Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Research topic: The rapid development of wearable electronics and Internet-Of-Things has generated high demand on flexible TE devices as power supply. The research activities of the PhD candidate filling the announced opening will be centred around design, fabrication and characterisation of high-performance flexible thermoelectric devices. Device fabrication, materials analysis and electrical characterisation will mainly be carried out using Ångström clean-room facilities as well as the state-of-the-art electrical characterisation laboratory of the Division of Solid-State Electronics. A major challenge is the device integration on flexible substrates.

Qualifications required: Successful candidates should have a master of science in physics, chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering or equivalent. Candidates with a bachelor degree, with at least 240 ECTS, in one of the aforementioned disciplines can also be considered, but in such a case the student must have demonstrated exceptional records in university learning. Curiosity and ambition in learning and solving cross-disciplinary issues is a necessity for success. Strong collaboration spirit and good communication skills in oral and written English are especially required in the multidisciplinary environment set up for the project.

Admission requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A PhD education is normally for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). Further information: http://www.teknik.uu.se and http://www.teknat.uu.se. In order to be eligible for this position, the candidate has to be admitted or in the process of being admitted as a PhD student at Uppsala university.

Application: Use the link below. Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, transcripts, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=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: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: as soon as possible.

Type of position: Full time position, temporary position four years.

For further information about the position please contact Professor Zhen Zhang, e-mail: zhen.zhang@angstrom.uu.se, phone: +46(0)18-471 31 31. Information about the division of Solid State Electronics can be found at www.teknik.uu.se/fte/.

Please submit your application by 1 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/199.

This is a translation of an original document in Swedish. In case of disagreement between the English and the Swedish version of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment snarast
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/199
Union representative
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
Published 18.Jan.2019
Last application date 01.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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