Postdoctoral scholarship in Organic Electronics (2 years)
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The Department of Physics at Umeå University (www.physics.umu.se) conducts strong research in the fields of organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics and theoretical physics. The research group "The Organic Photonics and Electronics Group" designs, produces and develops photonic and electronic devices based on organic semiconductors, either synthesized in-house or provided by collaborators. We are now looking for a postdoctoral researcher to participate in a project aimed at the development of novel lead-free perovskites for high-efficiency and low environmental impact optoelectronic devices.
The position is for two years, with a starting of February 1st 2019, or according to agreement. The tax-free scholarship is financed by the Kempe Foundations and amounts to 300 000 SEK per year.
The primary task within the project constitutes the design, synthesis and characterization of novel lead-free and lead-based perovskites in the form of nanoparticles or quantum dots. The synthesized perovskites will be implemented as the active compound in light-emitting electrochemical cells and photovoltaic devices, and a second task in the project therefore constitute device fabrication and characterization, where the fabrication methods include spin-coating, thermal vacuum deposition, and spray-coating.
The candidate must have: (i) a PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, or equivalent, (ii) documented experience with the synthesis of organic/inorganic/hybrid perovskite nanoparticles or quantum dots, (iii) documented experience with material characterization using, e.g., atomic force microscope, X-ray diffraction, and electron microscopy, and (iv) demonstrated good skills in both written and spoken English. Good ability to co-operate and to take initiatives is also a requirement.
To be eligible, the PhD degree should have been completed a maximum of three years before the end of the application period unless certain circumstances exist.
The candidate should preferably have: (i) general skills regarding fabrication and characterization of optoelectronic devices, (ii) specific skills regarding device fabrication using spin-coating, thermal vacuum deposition, or spray-coating, (iii) specific skills regarding device characterization.
The application must comprise:
A letter that clearly describes your qualifications, research interests, and motivation for application.
A CV with publication list.
Copies of doctoral degree certificate and other relevant degree certificates.
Copy of the PhD thesis.
Contact information for three reference persons.
Other documents you wish to claim.
Your complete application, marked with reference number Dnr FS 2.1.6-2354-18must be submitted as a pdf-document to firstname.lastname@example.org (state the reference number as subject) before January 15, 2019.
For more information contact Dr. Jia Wang, email: email@example.com, phone: +46-90-786 69 03 or Prof. Ludvig Edman, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +46-90-786 57 32