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Research Assistant/Associate Position in Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Hybrid Perovskite and Low-dimensional Semiconductors

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in ultrafast spectroscopy of hybrid perovskite and low-dimensional semiconductors, University of Cambridge.

The successful candidate will join the Deschler Group as part of the Optoelectronics and Nanophotonics Groups, which are world leading academic groups in the field of organic/hybrid electronics and nanoscience. Our 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 hybrid perovskite, organic and nanocrystal electronic devices, such as light emitting diodes, photovoltaics, and field effect transistors.

Further information can be found on the groups' websites , ,

We are looking for a highly motivated, bright and enthusiastic candidate with a strong background in ultrafast spectroscopy and electronic state dynamics of novel semiconductors. The successful candidate will join a highly interdisciplinary team working on the development of novel optoelectronic and photonic devices. This project will push the limits of ultrafast spectroscopy to discover the electronic state dynamics and emergence of luminescence on the earliest time scales in metal-halide perovskites and 2D semiconductor materials. In addition to proven experimental skills, the candidate should ideally have experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. They should expect to be involved in both, construction of new high precision optical spectroscopy rigs using lasers, as well as a chemical sample preparation.

The ideal candidate should have a strong PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related area. Direct experience in ultrafast spectroscopy, semiconductor physics and electronic state dynamics/recombination, as well as an excellent track record of high-quality research and publications is required. Experience with ultrafast microscopy, ultrafast luminescence, low-dimensional materials, perovskite/organic semiconductors, as well as electro-optical measurements of thin films would be a plus.

The position is available immediately.

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 Dr. Felix Deschler ( Please include a curriculum vitae while doing so.

Please quote reference KA15974 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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