Research Associate in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells

Imperial College London - Department of Chemistry

South Kensington/White City Campus

Fixed Term: 30 months from April 2018

A Research Associate Position in hybrid perovskite materials and solar cells within an EPSRC-funded project titled “Towards Self-scrubbing Stable and Scalable Perovskite Solar Cells” is available. The Research Associate will prepare and study new state-of-the-art hybrid perovskites and investigate the parameters influencing perovskite solar cell performance and stability. They will use techniques such as steady state and time resolved optical spectroscopy to also investigate charge separation/recombination in new 2D/3D perovskites and novel architectures that are able to trap Pb in the event of water ingress into the solar cells. The project will involve collaboration with a consortium at Imperial College London, Manchester, Bath. You should have a PhD in chemistry, physics or materials science, a background in hybrid perovskite chemistry, hybrid inorganic–organic composites, expertise in transient optical spectroscopy, experience with solar cell fabrication and characterization, 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.

There will be an opportunity to assist in the supervision of PhD candidates and undergraduate students working on these topics. The role will also involve close interactions with both experimental and computational collaborators.

The following are essential requirements for the role:

  • To hold a PhD in Chemistry, or a closely related subject (e.g physics) or equivalent
  • Experience in preparation of hybrid perovskite materials and thin films
  • Expertise in transient optical spectroscopy
  • Experience in the fabrication of hybrid inorganic – organic solar cells
  • Expertise in optoelectronic characterization of hybrid solar cells
  • Knowledge in Hybrid perovskite chemistry and physics, photovoltaic devices and optical spectroscopy
  • The ability to organise your own work and prioritise deadlines

For further details on this opportunity visit our website at the following link. (select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference NAT00075 into “Keywords”).

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum.

Closing Date: 8 March 2018 (midnight)

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