Research Associate Towards Self-scrubbing Stable and Scalable Perovskite Solar Cells

The University of Manchester - School of Materials

Closing Date: 12/02/2018
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2021
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Science & Engineering 
School/Directorate: School of Materials
Division: Materials 
Hours Per week: Full Time
Salary: £31,604 - £38,833 per annum
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference: S&E-11227

Applications are invited for a Research Associate Position in Materials Chemistry within an EPSRC-funded project titled “Towards Self-scrubbing Stable and Scalable Perovskite Solar Cells”. The Research Associate will prepare and study new state-of-the-art hybrid perovskites and investigate the roles of morphology and composition on perovskite solar cell performance and stability. They will also investigate new nanocrystal additives that trap Pb in the event of water ingress into the solar cells. The project will involve collaboration with a consortium at Manchester, Bath and Imperial College London.

You should have a PhD in chemistry or Materials chemistry, a background in hybrid perovskite chemistry, nanocrystals, experience with solar cell construction and measurements, a strong publication record and the ability to write research papers. The ability to work within a mutli-disciplinary research group will also be important. The position will be supervised by Prof. Brian Saunders (School of Materials).

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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Name: Professor Brian Saunders


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Tel: 0161 275 4499

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Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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