Uppsala University, Department of Electrical Engineering

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

Electrification, digitalisation and health technology are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts successful research and education in the areas - renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, industrial IoT, 5G communication and wireless sensor networks as well as smart electronic sensors and medical systems. The Department of Electrical Engineering is an international workplace with around 130 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

The positions will be at the Division of Solid State Electronics, the Department of Electrical Engineering. They are each meant for one year, with the possibility of prolongation for another year.

Project description: This nanopore technology project aims at combining nanoelectronics and nanofluidics to enable biomolecule analysis in a parallel and massive manner. The research outlined in this project is part of the division’s focus area on life-science bioelectronics in many areas such as in diagnostics and monitoring of diseases. Here sensing of biomolecules at low concentrations such as DNA and proteins is instrumental. The positions involve fabrication of nanopores based standard silicon technology that is the base for integrated circuits (IC chips). The research will be performed in a multidisciplinary environment therein scientists of complementary backgrounds are available.

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  • Design and fabrication of nanopores in array form based on standard silicon technology in the cleanroom laboratory of Myfab-Uppsala.
  • Characterisation of the nanopores both by physical means with the assistance of a range of analysis methods such as SEM, TEM, and electrically with the help of ionic current measurement and calculation.
  • Characterisation of the nanopores for biomolecule analyses especially with DNA and protein molecules.
  • Simulation, based on Comsol or other software packages, for assistance in nanopore design as well as in interpretation of characterisation results.


  • The applicant must hold a Doctoral degree in Technical Physics Electrical Engineering and / or Materials Science with a focus on semiconductor components and electronics, or a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to such degrees.
  • Experience, supported by scientific publications, in silicon technology, nanopore fabrication and characterisation.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

We put an emphasis on your personal qualities such as good collaboration and communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

Additional qualifications: Postdoc experience.

Application: Please use the link below. You should include a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. You are encouraged to provide contact information to reference.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2021-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position one year.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: professor Shi-Li Zhang, 018-471 7247, shili.zhang@angstrom.uu.se. Information om avdelningen för fasta tillståndets elektronik finns på www.elektroteknik.uu.se/forskning/fasta-tillståndets-elektronik/. 

Please submit your application by 17 May 2021 UFV-PA 2021/1715.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2021/1715
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 29.Apr.2021
Last application date 17.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

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