1 Predoctoral position No-Limit project (Consolidator Grant, European Research Council)

The post is available as part of the No-LIMIT European Research Council Consolidator Grant project.
The objective of the project is boosting photovoltaic performance by the synergistic interaction of halide perovskites and semiconductor quantum dots. Photovoltaic conversion has the extraordinary property of transforming the solar energy directly into electric power. However, the available electrical power is known to be severely limited by the so-called Shockley-Queisser (SQ) photoconversion limit. The maximum efficiency for a single absorber is limited as photons with energy lower than the bandgap (BG) cannot be absorbed, and just an energy equivalent to the BG can be used for photons with higher energy than the BG, due to thermalization. No-LIMIT will exploit the interaction between halide perovskite and semiconductor colloidal quantum dots and the resulting synergies to break the SQ limit. The achievement of this ambitious final objective, together with the intermediate steps, will have a colossal impact on photovoltaics.
The project is coordinated by Dr. Iván Mora Seró. Please, check Research Division 4 Physics at INAM.

There is a Position for a Graduated on Physics, Chemistry or Engineering

The PhD student will develop an experimental work. Experience with some of the preparation and characterization techniques above described will be important. This work will allow the PhD student to defend a Doctoral Thesis at the end of her/his contract.

- Synthesis of materials (especially colloidal semiconductor quantum dots).
- Experience in thin film deposition by different techniques (especially evaporation).
- Fabrication of optoelectronic devices (specially on solution deposition methods).

General skills requested are:

• Strongly motivated to develop a scientific research career.
• Excellent results obtained during the studies graduated.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Fluent in English.

The candidate shall be appointed with a full-time (37.5 hours/week) employment contract for periods of one year, renewable for a total of up to three years, according to the Spanish legislation and covered under the Spanish social security scheme.The estimated start date is 1st September 2018.

Selection process
Applications will be evaluated for technical and eligibility requirements at the end for the application process.
The best applications overcoming those requirements will be shortlisted, and asked for further information, as well as for an interview.
The interview will be handled face to face or by teleconference (Skype or similar) and will be arranged at convenience of both parts.

Relevant academic and curricular background 0-40
Specific requirements 0-15
Relevant publications/work experience 0-20
Interview 0-25

Deadline date: 
Friday, June 15, 2018PDF icon 18 05 16 predoc no limit.pdf

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