Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on
an EPSRC funded project entitled “ Perfecting Halide Perovskites: From
Precursor Ink Chemistry to Defect Control.”
The position is available for a fixed-term duration of 3 years with the
research focus being on cryo-electron microscopy and the deposition and
characterisation of halide perovskite thin-films and devices.
This project will advance the fundamental understanding of the impact of
perovskite precursor ink chemistry on crystallisation and defect formation in
halide perovskite thin-films. Halide perovskites are a class of low-cost,
high-quality semiconductor materials which have the potential to enter and
make significant impact in the photovoltaic (PV) and LED markets.
Importantly, by taking a bottom-up approach, this project aims to generate a
detailed understanding of the chemistry of perovskite precursor inks, map the
conversion processes from precursor ink to perovskite thin-film, and identify
how and why manipulating the chemistry of precursor inks, grain boundaries and
interfaces affects the nature and concentration of the defects, and the
chemical composition and optoelectronic properties of perovskite thin-films.
Through gaining understanding and control of these systems from a microscopic
level, this project aims to deliver improved reproducibility and performance
of perovskite PV and LEDs.
The successful candidate will focus primarily on the development and
utilisation of advanced cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) techniques
for the chemical and structural characterisation of halide perovskite
precursor inks and thin-films.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
Applicants should possess or be close to obtaining a PhD in physics, materials
science, chemistry or engineering, with a focus on cryo-TEM/STEM of soft/beam
Highly experienced in cryo-TEM/STEM techniques such as low dose imaging,
tomography and advanced cryo-preparation methods
Applicants should be highly motivated and have excellent skills in working
collaboratively as part of a team. They should be able to set priorities to
accomplish multiple tasks with deadlines and adapt to evolving scientific
questions. A good track record of high-quality publications is desirable.
Having the ability to direct your own research and interpret your results
independently is a must.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr. Nakita K. Noel
Only applications received before midday (UK time) 23 February 2022 can be
considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests,
CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.
Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 155894
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 23-Feb-2022 12:00
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