PDRA in Metal Halide Semiconductors x 3

University of Oxford

Closing date: 12pm 18 January 2021

Grade 7: £32,817 -£35,845 per annum


Applications are invited for up to three Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford to work on a project entitled **“**Metal halide semiconductors: materials discovery beyond ABX3 perovskites”. Our overarching goal for this project is to explore and discover novel, high-performance metal halide semiconductors beyond the already well-examined ABX3 perovskite system, through a co-ordinated and well-interlinked programme of (a) first principles computational modelling and prediction (b) spectroscopic characterization, and (c) materials chemistry and device development. The advances made will contribute to Oxford’s active existing research programme in developing efficient metal halide semiconductor solar cells.

The three roles will focus on the above-mentioned three areas (a-c) and promise to be exciting and challenging. Successful applicants will work with several of the Oxford groups working in this area to significantly advance both the technology and our fundamental understanding of optoelectronic processes occurring in metal halide semiconductors.

The successful candidates will possess or be close to obtaining a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering and have excellent problem-solving skills.  They will have specific expertise in either of the three areas mentioned above, i.e. first-principles materials modelling, advanced optical spectroscopy techniques, or materials chemistry and photovoltaic devices. In addition, they will have excellent verbal and written skills in English, a good track record of high-quality publications, and ability to work collaboratively as a team.

The post-holders will have the opportunity to teach.

The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years each.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Prof Laura Herz laura.herz@physics.ox.ac.uk

Only applications received before midday 18 January 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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