Open Positions

Post-Doctoral Position in OECT Mechanisms

at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Earliest start date September 1st, 2022

The Research

We search for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to complete the research team of Prof. Natalie Banerji. Transducing information to and from biological environments is essential for bioresearch, neuroscience and healthcare. There has been recent focus on using organic semiconductors to interface the living world, because of their structural similarity to bio-macromolecules. One particular device achieving this is the organic electrochemical transistor (OECT). This relies on mixed electronic and ionic transport in organic materials. The Banerji group has been focusing on studying the mechanisms in OECTS by a variety of electrical and spectroscopic measurements.

The objective of this postdoctoral work is to investigate novel materials (original organic polymers, 2D materials, COFs, MOFs) that can be used in OECTs. The aim is to improve the performance of the OECTs by concomitantly enhancing the ionic and electronic transport properties. At the same time, the materials are used to establish structure-property relations behind the functioning of the OECTs.

Your Profile

We are seeking an outstanding and highly motivated candidate with a PhD degree in chemistry, physics or materials science or electrical engineering. Experience in the synthesis and characterization of organic semiconductors is required, preferentially with the novel materials of interest. Knowledge about spectroscopy is an additional asset. The direct supervision of at least 1 PhD student is anticipated. You should have an independent and solution-driven work attitude, as well as the ability to evolve in an interdisciplinary environment. We generally enjoy group members with an open personality, and excellent communication/social skills.

What We Offer:

You will join an enthusiastic young research group, participate in exciting projects, enjoy excellent research facilities, and receive attractive employment conditions. The project benefits from numerous collaborations with renowned groups in the same institute, in Switzerland and at international level.

Interested? Contact Natalie Banerji!

Please Provide

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter of motivation