Research Fellow – Nanostructured Solar Cells International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL Portugal

Ref.09.17. 157 – Research Fellow – Nanostructured Solar Cells

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Department/Group: QMST / Nanostructured Solar Cells

Job Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 24 months

Closing Date: April 23rd, 2018 23:00 (Lisbon time)

Salary: Competitive package and benefits




INL is seeking a qualified Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work within the research team on the development ofnano and quantum structures for thin film solar cells.


Job Role & Key Responsibilities

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will perform research and development in the field of implementation of nanostructures and quantum structures in thin film solar cells. The Fellow will operate a molecular beam epitaxy system and is responsible for developing growth processes for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 quantum dots, their characterization, and their application in photovoltaic energy conversion.


Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • PhD in Physics, Material science, or other related field;
  • Demonstrated experience in semiconductor growth by molecular beam epitaxy is required. Experience in one or several of the following topics will be beneficial: semiconductor physics, nanostructure growth, Cu(In,Ga)Se2 chalcopyrite semiconductors, materials growth, thin film solar cells, quantum dots, 2D materials, characterization of semiconductors and devices, transmission electron microscopy;
  • A strong a track-record for solving materials problems;
  • International mobility experience will be valued.


Personal Skills

  • Strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in the dissemination of results to the scientific community are expected;
  • Capable of establishing collaborative ties with distinguished academic groups and relevant industry partners.




  • English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.


What we offer


  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package;
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.



How to Apply


International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the 'Apply' button;

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Employment Agreement


If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.



If Your Application is Not Successful


We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.



Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle


INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.


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