PhD Position(all genders welcome)

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PhD Position(all genders welcome)

At the University of Göttingen -Public Law Foundation-, Institut für Materialphysik, there is a position as

PhD Position(all genders welcome)
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/66%

to be filled. Starting date is as soon as possible. The position is limited to december 2027.

A working time of 75% (29.85 hours) is planned for the 2-3rd year of the contract.

 “Gradient bandgap engineering in oxide perovskites for use in tandem solar cells”
as part of the ‘FuturePV’ „Grundlagen für Photovoltaik-Technologien der Zukunft“  - Graduiertenkolleg - Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture..

This subproject of ‘FuturePV’ aims to develop tuneable oxide/oxynitride perovskite thin films for use in tandem solar cells as a charge-selective contact as well as a stable n-type absorber. The primary goal is to use the strategic approach of gradient bandgap engineering to modify the transparent conducting perovskite oxides to i) an oxynitride n-type semiconductor as well as ii) to a ferroelectric layered photo absorber with conducting layers. This project will be implemented within the groups of Prof. Jasnamol Palakkal and Prof. Christian Jooss.    

Your tasks and duties:

will grow epitaxial thin films of a transparent conducting perovskite oxide and its oxynitrides on various perovskite oxide substrates using a hybrid molecular beam epitaxy-pulsed laser deposition (MBE-PLD) technique. Careful study of the structure of this film by XRD, XPS, and TEM (collaboration with Prof. M Seibt / Dr. T. Meyer, University of Göttingen. See Ph.D. advt. 74378) and analysis of the electric transport and optical conductivity will allow to establish a comprehensive structure-property relationship of this new highly promising material class. Furthermore, the photovoltaic effect of niobite single junctions and its performance in a tandem cell will be investigated by systematic spectrally resolved and temperature-dependent photovoltaic measurements. Active collaboration with other project partners of ‘FuturePV’ from various research institutes in Lower Saxony is expected.

Your profile:

  • Recently obtained Master’s degree in physics, materials sciences, or closely related subject areas
  • Communication skills in English are required. Good German language skills are desirable
  • You are a team worker and self-motivated to attain project goals
Preferred Experiences (experiments, data collection, and analysis)
  • Thin film growth by pulsed laser deposition/molecular beam epitaxy
  • Structural characterization of materials by XRD, XPS, etc.
  • Optical and photovoltaic characterization

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The University is particularly committed to the professional participation of severely disabled employees and therefore welcomes applications from severely disabled people. In the case of equal qualifications, applications from people with severe disabilities will be given preference. A disability or equality is to be included in the application in order to protect the interests of the applicant.

Please upload your application in one pdf file including the usual documents until 3/11/2024 on the application portal of the university using this link: . For more information get in touch with Marco Brankovic directly via E-Mail: [email protected], Tel. +495513925002 .

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