|Salary:||£40,524 to £48,763|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||15th October 2023|
The postholder will be required to develop new reactions on group 15 nanoribbons, with a twin focus on edge-specific functionalisaiton, and electron withdrawing or donating species to control their electronic properties, particularly hole mobility. The project will involve developing reactions to preemptively dictate material properties, as well as studying the underlying fundamental mechanisms of the reactions with the aim of improving the yield, quantity, and position/distribution of added moieties. The project will require a high standard of practical laboratory skills, a good understanding of characterization techniques (notably AFM, TEM, XPS, Raman, and TGA). The developed materials will be integrated into new devices including PV cells, FETs, and SCLCs – most commonly through collaborators with expertise in device manufacture. Experimental work will be carried out independently but also as part of a team of researchers based in UCL Chemistry ! and UCL P hysics and further collaborations in UCL Chemical Engineering. The postholder will be expected to supervise PhD and Masters students, assisting experimentally with their research projects, where necessary, and reading drafts of reports and papers, as well as managing lab safety. Where applicants have not been awarded a PhD appointment will be made at Research Assistant UCL Grade 6B. Where applicants are PhD candidates, appointment will be made at Research Assistant UCL Grade 6B and payment at UCL Grade 7 salary will be backdated to the date of submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections). Appointment at Grade 7 (£36,382 - £38,466 pa including London Allowance) is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD.
The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in an area of Chemistry, Materials, Condensed Mater Physics, or related discipline. Experience with air/moisture sensitive techniques, (nano)materials characterisation including at least one suitable microscopy, a good publication track record, a demonstrated commitment to excellence, and excellent skills in the lab are required. They will be required to work in a multidisciplinary, collaborative team and have effective written and verbal communication skills in English.
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