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Research Associate in Colloidal Semiconducting Nanocrystals for organic-nanocrystal Hybrid systems

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in colloidal semiconducting nanocrystal for organic-nanocrystal hybrid systems, University of Cambridge.

The successful candidate 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 properties of solution processable semiconductors in general, but also aiming to understand in-depth the physical processes that govern the performance of organic, nanocrystal and hybrid organic-nanocrystal electronic devices, such as light emitting diodes, photovoltaics, and field effect transistors. Further information can be found on the group's website:

We are looking for a highly motivated, bright and enthusiastic candidate with a strong background in synthesis, characterisation and device integration of colloidal semiconducting nanocrystal. The successful candidate will join a highly interdisciplinary team working on organic-nanocrystal hybrid systems for novel photonic and optoelectronic devices.

The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a related area, and an excellent publication record. Direct experience of the synthesis of semiconducting nanocrystals, solution processing of nanocrystals, core-shell nanocrystals, high PLQE nanocrystals and the ligand exchange and surface passivation of nanocrystals as well as a strong track record of high-quality research and publication is required. Experience with organic semiconductors, nanocrystal-organic hybrids, PbS or PbSe nanocrystals, as well as electro-optical measurements of thin films would be a plus.

The position is available immediately.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 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 enquires can be addressed via email to Dr. Akshay Rao ( Please include a curriculum vitae while doing so.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) a covering letter, and a list of publications in the Upload section of the online application.

Deadline for submission of the application is Friday 06th April 2018

Please quote reference KA14914 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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