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Research Associate in Perovskite Semiconductors


A position is open for a Research Associate in Organic Semiconductors as part of the Optoelectronics Group at the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, in the group of Prof. Sir Richard Friend.

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 and hybrid organic-inorganic electronic devices, such as light emitting diodes, photovoltaics, and field effect transistors. This project is focussed on the development of novel architectures for thin film LEDs and solar cells, incorporating perovskite structure materials. Further information can be found at http://www.oe.phy.cam.ac.uk/directory/rhf10

We are looking for a highly motivated, bright and enthusiastic candidate with a strong background in the chemistry and physics of functional molecular materials. Candidates should have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science or a related area, and an excellent publication record. Direct experience of thin film semiconductor device fabrication, processing and characterisation of organic semiconductors, and measurement, modelling and characterisation of diode devices is required. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organisational and problem solving skills are also required.

The position is available from 2nd July 2018

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 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 (rhf10@cam.ac.uk). 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.

Closing date 27th May 2018.

Please quote reference KA15378 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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