Fully Funded PhD Position at AMOLF Amsterdam in Netherlands

Deadline: ongoing
Open to: candidates with a very strong background in physics, chemistry, material science, or engineering with an interest in solar cells
Venue: Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes

Description

Solar cells made from hybrid perovskite semiconductors have emerged only recently, yet their efficiency is already comparable to that of silicon solar cells. In contrast to the rapid progress in efficiency, our understanding of why hybrid perovskite solar cells perform so well is lacking. Charge-carrier recombination is one of the most important properties of a solar-cell material, and in hybrid perovskites it is unusually slow. In this project you will investigate the origin of this unusually slow recombination. The bandstructure of these perovskites is different from most common semiconductors, and you will investigate how changing the bandstructure will affect the recombination dynamics, as well as the consequences of those changes for perovskite solar cells.

You will study the optical and electrical properties of the perovskites under hydrostatic pressure, both in steady-state and time-resolved. The Hybrid Solar Cell Group focuses on novel paths towards more efficient solar cells using both organic and inorganic materials. We aim at combining the unique properties and the richness of organic materials with the highly efficient, well-characterised inorganic materials.We provide a highly collaborative environment, both within the group and with our national and international collaborators.

Eligibility 

  • Candidates with a very strong background in physics, chemistry, material science, or engineering with an interest in solar cells;
  • Candidates will need to meet the requirements for an MSc-degree, to ensure eligibility for a Dutch PhD examination.

Benefits

The position is intended as fully funded full-time (40 hours / week, 12 months / year) appointment in the service of the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I) for the duration of four years. After successful completion of the PhD research a PhD degree will be granted at one of the Dutch universities. Several courses are offered, specially developed for PhD-students. AMOLF assists any new PhD-student with housing and visa applications and compensates their transport costs and furnishing expenses.

How to apply?

You can respond to this vacancy online via the button below. Please annex your:

  • Resume;
  • Motivation on why you want to join the group (max. 1 page).

Applications without this motivation will not be taken into account. However, with this motivation your application will receive our full attention.Online screening may be part of the selection.Commercial activities in response to this ad are not appreciated.

You can apply for this position here.

Contact info
Dr. Bruno Ehrler
Group leader Hybrid Solar Cell
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +31 (0)20-754 7100

For more information visit the official website.

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