Research Assistant/Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Physics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Colloidal Nanocrystal based PVs and LEDs devices at the Cavendish Laboratory (Department of Physics).

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 ideal candidate should have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, 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, nanocrystal doping and high PLQE nanocrystals, as well as a strong track record of high-quality research and publication is required. Experience with organic semiconductors, nanocrystal-organic hybrids, as well as electro-optical measurements of thin films would be a plus.

The position is available from 12 December 2016.

Informal inquires can be addressed via email to Dr. Akshay Rao ( Please include a curriculum vitae while doing so.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18.5 months in the first instance.

Salary: £25,298 - £29,301 or £29,301 - £38,183

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal inquires can be addressed via email to Akshay Rao (

Please quote reference KA10607 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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