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1. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in KPV-LAB

This postdoc position is designed for a specialist in the fabrication and development of large-scale perovskite solar cells and modules. For this position, we are looking for a candidate with an already consolidated and demonstrated experience in high-efficiency perovskite solar cell fabrication and characterization. The experience of module integration and characterization will be preferred.

Responsibilities

Development and optimization of perovskite-based solar cells at different levels.

  • Developing large-area perovskite solar cells utilizing KPV-LAB's baseline processes
  • Performing accurate device characterization.
  • Fabrication and large scale module characterizations
  • Manage project tasks towards successful completion.  
  • Dissemination of the research outputs in project meetings, peer-reviewed journals, and international conferences.
  • Writing regular reports for the project outputs

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science, or closely related fields. The knowledge of the physics and chemistry of wide-bandgap perovskite would be an advantage. As a device fabrication position, the nature of the work requires a high level of experimental skills and involves the operation of sophisticated deposition equipment. The ability to design and execute experiments, utilize advanced characterization techniques, and interpret measured data, are also required.

The candidate will be part of a strongly interconnected and highly cooperative team, and should, therefore, be capable of working in a team environment. The candidate should also have a strong sense of personal responsibility, high motivation for innovation, excellence, and flexibility to work, and deliver results. 

Application Link

Application Deadline: open until fulfilled
Position Duration: 1 year (+1 year prolongation is possible) 

Position Start Date: immediately available

 

2. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Spectroscopy of Photocatalytic Systems

The Ultrafast Dynamics Group (UFD) of the KAUST Solar Center (KSC) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in time-resolved optical spectroscopy of energy and electron transfer processes in photoactive materials for photocatalysis, specifically photocatalyzed organic materials synthesis and carbon dioxide reduction. The current expertise of the UFD group covers (ultra)fast pump-probe transient absorption/reflection and THz experiments, time-resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) spectroscopy, and different transient electro-optical experiments. Expertise in the above techniques and/or related time-resolved (ultrafast) laser spectroscopy techniques, for instance in multidimensional electronic/vibronic spectroscopy, and in the analysis of transient spectroscopy data is essential.  

Responsibilities

  • Studying (ultrafast) dynamics of energy and electron transfer processes in photocatalytic systems
  • Analyzing and interpreting time-resolved spectroscopy measurements, developing photophysical models to describe reaction dynamics, and applying advanced data analysis tools such as multivariate curve resolution
  • Contributing to joint projects with internal and external collaborators, working towards completion of objectives
  • Dissemination of research results in project meetings, peer-reviewed journals, and at international conferences  
  • Maintaining and advancing existing, and developing novel ultrafast laser spectroscopy setups

Required Qualifications

The candidate should ideally have a Ph.D. degree in physics or physical chemistry or a closely related field. Experience previously obtained during Ph.D./postdoctoral research in the field of time-resolved optical spectroscopy of photocatalytic systems is inevitable; applications from applicants without such experience are discouraged. Knowledge of the photophysics and photochemistry of organic and hybrid materials is a given. The research requires a high level of experimental skills and involves the operation of sophisticated ultrafast laser systems such as femtosecond amplifiers/oscillators, LC TOPAS, OPOs, and (home-built) NOPAs. The ability to design and execute spectroscopic experiments and to interpret spectroscopic data are required. Expertise with LabView, MatLab, and Origin data analysis software is an advantage.

The candidate will join an interdisciplinary and very international Research Center and a highly cooperative team, and therefore, should be willing to work in a team environment. The candidate should have a strong sense of personal responsibility, high motivation to perform both curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research, scientific excellence, and flexibility to work and deliver results.

Position Duration: 2 years (prolongation is possible)

Position Start Date: flexible

Send your complete application dossier including an up-to-date CV, list of publications, motivation letter, and two recommendation letters to the research group leader, Professor Dr. Frédéric Laquai.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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