Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Condensed Matter Physics (2 posts)

University of Oxford - Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Condensed Matter Physics. The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration of 36 months.

This project will investigate the causes of halide segregation in mixed iodide-bromide lead perovskites designed for photovoltaic applications. Such materials have high promise for use in tandem solar cells with silicon technology as bottom cell. However, photo-induced segregation of iodide and bromide currently limits the viability of this material class. This project will investigate the fundamental causes underlying this effect through a range of complementary analytical techniques.

The successful candidates will carry out research and experiments in this area and publish articles in high-rankings journals, as well as representing the group at external meetings, and undertaking comprehensive literature reviews. The postholders will also have the opportunity to teach (lecturing, small group teaching, and tutoring of undergraduates and graduate students).

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in two of the following areas: high-resolution analytical scanning transmission electron microscopy; advanced crystal growth and structural measurement; femtosecond (ultrafast) optical spectroscopy; experience with scientific analysis underpinning the project aims, as outlined in the Job Description.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Laura Herz (

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 12 October 2017 can be considered. You will be required to upload a CV, full publication record and a supporting statement and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

Closing Date: 12-OCT-2017 12:00

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