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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Research Associate in Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Molecular Semiconductors

Department of Physics

Salary: £31,604 - £38,833 per annum

We are seeking to find a Research Associate in Organic Semiconductors as part of the Optoelectronics Group at the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge. The successful candidates will join the world-leading Optoelectronics Group, one of the world's leading academic groups in the field of organic and hybrid electronics. Its research programme is built on a broad scientific approach aiming to understand the electronic processes that govern the performance of organic and hybrid organic-inorganic electronic devices, such as light-emitting diodes, photovoltaics, and field-effect transistors. This project is focussed on the development of ultrafast optical spectroscopy for techniques to study electronic excitations in both molecular semiconductors and also perovskite structure semiconductors. Further information can be found at, at and at

Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science or a related area, will demonstrate high levels of motivation and enthusiasm, and will have an excellent publication record. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills is also required. Direct experience of ultrafast optical spectroscopy and its application to the spectroscopy of semiconductor or molecular materials is required.

The positions is available from 1st April 2018.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 30 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal inquires can be addressed via email to Prof. Sir Richard Friend ( Please include a curriculum vitae while doing so.

Applicants should provide a CV, including contact details of two referees, a list of publications and a covering letter describing their suitability for the role.

Deadline for submission of the application is the Friday 16th March 2018.

Please quote reference KA14789 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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