Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Jun 2020

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant who will work on a new EC H2020 funded project entitled “High-Performance Large Area Organic Perovskite devices for lighting, energy and Pervasive Communications (PeroCUBE).”

The position is available for a fixed-term duration of 30 months with the research focus being on LeDs.

The aim of the PeroCUBE project will be to advance the organic-inorganic metal halide perovskite technology, a class of low-cost but high-quality materials which exhibit strong potential to enter the large area electronics (LAE) market with the focus given on flexible, lightweight electronic devices. While these materials are extensively studied for the developments of the next generation of solar cells, PeroCUBE will focus on scalable manufacturing processes (roll-to-roll printing) and future market entry of new products. PeroCUBE develops large area lighting panels (PeLEDs) which offer distributed lighting in line with the human-centric lighting concept, such devices have the potential to surpass OLEDs in terms of performance over cost ratio and will assist the European industry to maintain industrial leadership in lighting. Moreover, PeroCUBE further advances scalable manufacturing of perovskite-based photovoltaic panels (PePVs). Developments on both PeLEDs and PePVs will be also demonstrated in a new generation of Visual Light Communication (VLC) /LiFi technologies. The PeroCUBE developments will be demonstrated in coupled energy-harvesting/light-emitting devices and wearables (bendable wristbands).

The Oxford University activity will aim to develop and supply the core materials and device technologies for both PV and LED devices, which will be used by other project partners to undertake the processing scale up. The researcher undertaking this role will focus primarily on the development of highly efficient light-emitting diodes in all three colours relevant to display applications (RGB). In particular, the work effort will concentrate on understanding and improving the stability of these LEDs under long term operating conditions.

Applicants should possess or be close to obtaining a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering.

Highly experienced in optoelectronic characterisation of devices and materials, device physics and nano, organic or hybrid materials. Expertise in fabrication and characterisation of organic or perovskite light emitting diodes. Previous experience with basic optical spectroscopy would be an advantage. Applicants should be highly motivated and have excellent skills in working collaboratively, as part of a team. A good track record of high quality publications is desirable. Having the ability to direct your own research and interpret your results independently is a must.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

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 22 June 2020 can be considered.

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