Research Associate - Semiconductor Device Physics of Molecular Semiconductors

University of Cambridge - Department of Physics

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 30 months in the first instance.

Two positions are open for Postdoctoral 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 properties of solution-processable semiconductors in general, but also aiming to understand in-depth the physical 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 architectures for thin-film LEDs, incorporating both molecular semiconductors and also perovskite structure materials. Further information can be found at, at and at

This project will explore the generation, manipulation and use of spin-triplet excitons both in LEDs and in solar cells. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the optoelectronic properties of functional molecular materials. Direct experience of measurement of optoelectronic properties of thin-film semiconductors and of device fabrication, processing and characterisation is required. Experience with colloidal nanocrystals is desirable.

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.

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 enquiries about the position should be sent to Prof Sir Richard Friend (

Please quote reference KA11668 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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