Research Associates in Thin Film Solar Cells x 2 University of Cambridge, Department of Physics United Kingdom

Research Associates in Thin Film Solar Cells x 2


We are seeking to find two Research Associates 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 novel thin film solar cells, based on both organic and on lead halide perovskite semiconductors, within the GCRF/EPSRC "Strategic University Network to Revolutionise Indian Solar Energy (SUNRISE)", see The project will provide direct opportunities to work with a number of research partners in India, including the JNCASR and IISc in Bangalore. Further information can be found 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 the optoelectronic properties of thin semiconductor or molecular materials is required.


The funds for these posts are available for 24 months in the first instance and the positions are available from 1st July 2018.


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


Please quote reference KA15413 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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