Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Vapour Deposition and Spectroscopy of Perovskite Heterostructures (2 posts)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 20 Apr 2017

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford to work on a project entitled Perovskite Heterostructures by Vapour Deposition. The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration until 30 April 2020.

Over the course of the project, we will build on our early lead in the area of vapour deposited semiconducting perovskites, and recent developments in tuning the band gap of these materials, to develop highly efficient multi-junction perovskite solar cells via physical vapour deposition. We will utilise the recently funded EPSRC “National thin-film cluster facility for advanced functional materials” at Oxford to create advanced device architectures, and larger area cells with unprecedented control over layer thickness and large area uniformity and homogeneity. The device and materials development will be underpinned by advanced spectroscopy, analytical and modelling activities.

The two roles promise to be exciting and challenging, and we will rely on the successful applicants to significantly advance both the technology and our fundamental understanding of optoelectronic processes occurring in perovskite thin films and devices. The postholders will carry out lab work with Class 4 lasers and will work with heavy metals. Other duties will include preparation of reports and journal articles, representing the group externally and contributing research ideas. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach.

The successful candidates will possess, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering and have excellent problem solving skills. They will have specific expertise in device physics, characterisation and/or advanced optical spectroscopy. In addition they will also have excellent verbal and written skills in English and have a good track record of high quality publications.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Michael Johnston (Michael.J ).

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 20 April 2017 can be considered.

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