Research Associate (Fixed Term) x 2
Applications are invited for up to two postdoctoral positions in the
Photophysics and Device Physics of Organic Semiconductors and Hybrid Organic-
Nanocrystal Systems, at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
The successful candidates will join the Optoelectronics Group, working under
the supervision of Prof. Sir Richard Friend, Prof Neil Greenham, Dr. Hugo
Bronstein and Dr. Akshay Rao. One of the world's leading academic groups in
the field of organic and hybrid electronics, our research programme is built
on a broad scientific approach aiming to understand the electronic properties
of solution processable semiconductors in general, but also aiming to
understand in-depth the physical processes that govern the performance of
organic, nanocrystal and hybrid organic-nanocrystal electronic devices, such
as light emitting diodes and photovoltaics.
We are looking for highly motivated, bright and enthusiastic candidates to
join multiple interlinked research programs in the group investigating the
photophysics and device physics of doublet and triplet excitons in organic
semiconductors and hybrid organic-nanocrystal systems. The group has made
pioneering contributions to these areas in recent years and topics of interest
Photophysics and device physics of triplet exciton transfer between organic semiconductors and colloidal quantum dots. Nature Materials, 2014, DOI: /10.1038/nmat4093
ACS Nano, 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b09339 JACS 2019, DOI:
Photophysics and device physics of hybrid organic-lanthanide doped nanocrystals systems Nature, 2020, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2932-2
Singlet exciton fission in organic semiconductors Nature Communications, 2019, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12220-7 Nature Chemistry, 2017, DOI:10.1038/nchem.2856 Nature Reviews Materials, 2017, DOI:10.1038/natrevmats.2017.63
Photophysics and device physics of spin doublet excitons in organic radical systems Nature, 2018, DOI:10.1038/s41586-018-0695-9 Nature Materials, 2020, DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-0705-9
The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics or a related area,
and a strong background in either the photophysics or the semiconductor device
physics of organic semiconductors and hybrid organic-nanocrystal system,
especially with relation to triplet and doublet excitons. A strong track
record of high-quality research and an excellent publication record
publication are essential. The ability to work well in a team will be crucial
as projects will be highly collaborative, involving universities and
industrial partners around the world. Experience with device fabrication,
characterisation and modelling, time resolved optical spectroscopy, electron-
spin resonance spectroscopy, or the chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals,
lanthanide nanoparticles, and hybrid systems based on combinations of these
materials would be a plus.
The positions are available from 01/07/2021, or as soon as possible thereafter
for a period of 2.5 years (30 months).
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Department of Physics
9 June 2021
7 July 2021