Scientific Context and Objectives
Organic Mixed Ionic/Electronic Conductors (OMIECs) have emerged as an excellent materials platform to interface biology with conventional electronics; identified as the “organic or plastic bioelectronics” field 1,2. The Organic ElectroChemical Transistor (OECT) is considered as one of the key building-block to operate such a transduction3. Beyond transducing application, in more long envision term, OECT is attractive to make emerging neuromorphics or bioelectronics circuit applications. Simple inverters were demonstrated in CMOS configuration, establishing the State-of-the-Art (SoA) in the field. It also gives promising basis to investigate more complex circuits.
In such a context, the candidate will fabricate, realize electrical characteristics of OECTs building-blocks in cleanroom to finally design and realize more complex analog and/or digital OECTs circuits.Eligibility criteria
The application is immediately opened for submission.
Applicants should provide a single pdf file combining i) a copy of passport, ii) a curriculum vitae, iii) a cover letter, iv) a copy of obtained diploma (i.e a certification letter of Master's Degree and anterior diploma) and v) reference letters from past supervisors (from M2 internship preferred).
This single pdf e-file should be addressed both to Dr.S. Sanaur (email@example.com).
Last but not the least, the applicant should arrange that, at least two reference letters, are sent directly to the above-mentioned contact address.Selection process
We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, since i) applications are evaluated as arising and ii) position will start as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated through the following steps:
1) Eligibility check of applications based on the submitted e-file,
2) Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview session via videoconference. All applicants qualified for videoconference will be notified of the final decision.Offer Requirements
Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
The candidate should preferably hold (or be about to earn) a Master degree or have a university degree equivalent to a European Master's degree (5-year duration) in Electrical Engineering or Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies. i) A previous experience in the development of thin-film electronic building-blocks and circuit design, ii) a demonstrated ability to perform independent work, iii) an excellent communication and writing (English) skills are equally important criteria with respect to academic qualifications and scientific merit for the selection of the candidate. The candidate should aim i) to work in a collaborative context and ii) to propose scientific investigations that are at the interface between Physics of Electronic Devices and Electrical Engineering. Knowledges or past experiences in Organic (Bio)Electronics are advantageously considered.Specific Requirements
Laboratory Location & Collaborative Context
The position is located in an Excellence and Collaborative environment, in the Centre de Microélectronique de Provence (CMP) (880, avenue de Mimet, Gardanne 13120, France). CMP belongs to the IMT – Mines Saint-Etienne Graduate Engineering School. The applicant will evolve in the Flexible Electronics Department of CMP.
All the organic (bio)electronics devices will be designed, fabricated, first-proof demonstrated and characterized in the 650 m2 State-of-the-Art (SoA) MicroPackS cleanroom platform of CMP. The candidate will have a full and free access to that SoA cleanroom to complete his(her) scientific purposes.
Funding : Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) grant,
Salary : € 2300 net salary/month, including free healthcare package in France,
Employer : IMT - Mines Saint-Etienne,
Duration : 18 months-long, Starting Date: as soon as possible
The candidate will evolve in a collaborative framework, involving 2 academics laboratories in Grenoble and Paris (France). The candidate will have hence a close research collaboration with partners, particularly with post-doctoral fellows driving i) design & synthesis of OMIECs and ii) OECTs physical modelling, respectively. The position lasts 18 months-long and starts as soon as possible.Contact Information