|Salary:||£38,194 to £50,834 per annum|
|Placed On:||31st March 2023|
|Closes:||9th May 2023|
South Kensington Campus
Salary Range: Research Assistant: £38,194 - £41,388 per annum
Salary Range: Research Associate: £43,093 - £50,834 per annum
Summary of Post
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join our research team in the Experimental Solid State Group in the Department of Physics. The research is concerned with understanding the structure-property-performance relationships of organic semiconductor materials and photovoltaic devices, with the aim of understanding and building on the rapid recent rise in the performance of organic solar cells. The post is based in Physics with Professor Jenny Nelson’s group and is part of an EPSRC funded programme grant. The Research Associate will be responsible for designing and carrying out experimental measurements of the materials and devices, modelling the material and device behaviour, writing up results for publication and helping with the organisation of research.
The successful candidate will carry out experimental and computational research to investigate the fundamental electronic processes (charge separation, transport and recombination) in organic donor:acceptor heterojunctions. Duties will include: designing experimental materials systems in which the driving forces for charge separation and recombination are systematically varied; designing, building, maintaining and using experimental measurement systems to study the photocurrent, luminescence, transport and recombination dynamics in organic devices; extending measurement systems to study these phenomena under varying conditions; and developing and using theoretical and computational models to explain the observed phenomena in terms of the material properties and device design.
Duties and responsibilities
The post holder will be self-motivated and will be expected to plan and carry out research, to write and submit publications to refereed journals, to liaise with collaborators within and outside Imperial College, to assist in the maintenance and development of experimental set-ups and computer codes, to support research (Masters and PhD) students, train users and assist with the administration of the research group. This project will involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research.
You will have a PhD or about to obtain PhD (or equivalent) in physics or physical chemistry or a related subject.
In addition, it is essential to the project that you are able to demonstrate:
In addition, experience in the following areas is desirable:
To apply, please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.
This post is available for up to 24 months, commencing from June 2023.
Interviews will be held between 19th May to 26th May 2023.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 - £41,388 per annum
Queries relating to the position should be directed to Professor Jenny Nelson, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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