Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Harvesting

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

September 23, 2022


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Harvesting

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Harvesting to work under the supervision of Professor Robert Hoye for a period of up to 24 months. The project is a UKRI Frontier Grant, funded via the ERC Starting Grant 2021 scheme. The focus is on developing a new generation of halide rudorffite and chalcohalide thin films for indoor light harvesting to sustainably power Internet of Things devices.

Find out more about the research and group at:

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The role involves developing synthesis routes for inorganic thin films, characterising their optoelectronic, structural and chemical properties, and developing these films into photovoltaic devices.

You should have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science (or be close to completion), prior to taking up the appointment. Candidates should have experience of research in the synthesis and characterisation of inorganic thin films, including solution-based processing methods, ultrafast spectroscopy techniques, and optoelectronic device fabrication and be able to demonstrate competence and success in the thesis research area.

The duties will include testing hypotheses, analysing and reviewing scientific data, and managing your own academic research and administrative activities, including small scale project management, and coordination of the multiple aspects of the work in order to meet deadlines.

The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR and is available from 1 November 2022.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application, and provide details of two academic referees. Candidates are kindly requested to upload only the requested documents at this stage, certificates, and references should not be provided at this stage.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon, Friday, 23rd September 2022. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter, either in person or online.

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

Contact Person : Vacancy ID : 160340 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 23-Sep-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Salary (£) : £34,308 - £42,155

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