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Position: Research Fellow in Synthesis of Hybrid Photovoltaic Absorber Materials
Institution: University College London
Department: Chemistry
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The postholder will focus on the synthesis of new, hybrid organic-inorganic solar absorber materials. Optically active organic groups will be synthesised and incorporated into an inorganic framework, creating hybrid materials that can rapidly be transferred to the industrial partners for scale up
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Chemistry or closely related subject, a good record of research output, a demonstrated commitment to excellence, and exceptional laboratory skills. Experience of synthetic chemistry is an essential requirement. Expertise in organic semiconductor synthesis and hybrid organic-inorganic material characterisation would be desirable. They will be expected to work in a highly multidisciplinary collaborative team, both academic and industrial partners, and have effective written and verbal communication skills in English
   
Text: Research Fellow in Synthesis of Hybrid Photovoltaic Absorber Materials, - Ref:1871923 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Chemistry Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 to £43,470 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the groups of Dr. Bob C. Schroeder and Prof. Robert G. Palgrave in the Department of Chemistry at University College London, to work on the discovery of new hybrid solar cell absorbers. The post is funded through an Innovate UK Smart Grant in collaboration with a consortium of industrial partners including Polysolar Ltd. The postholder will focus on the synthesis of new, hybrid organic-inorganic solar absorber materials. Optically active organic groups will be synthesised and incorporated into an inorganic framework, creating hybrid materials that can rapidly be transferred to the industrial partners for scale up. The appointment is for 12 months in the first instance, starting 1st October 2020 (start date negotiable). Key Requirements The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or be about to be awarded a PhD) in Chemistry or closely related subject, a good record of research output, a demonstrated commitment to excellence, and exceptional laboratory skills. Experience of synthetic chemistry is an essential requirement. Expertise in organic semiconductor synthesis and hybrid organic-inorganic material characterisation would be desirable. They will be expected to work in a highly multidisciplinary collaborative team, both academic and industrial partners, and have effective written and verbal communication skills in English. Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,479 to £33,194 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please include a publication list along with CV. To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Bob C. Schroeder (b.c.schroeder@ucl.ac.uk) or Prof. Robert G. Palgrave (r.palgrave@ucl.ac.uk). Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. Closing Date 14 Oct 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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