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Position: Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Physics (Solar Cells)
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: Preparation by co-evaporation of chalcopyrite films and solar cells; Photoluminescence analysis; Data analysis and modelling; Interacting with the partners in Cambridge; Publications in international journals and conferences; Writing a thesis
Requirements: Master degree in Physics (or equivalent) with excellent grades; Good background in solid state physics, preferably in solar cells, semiconductors; Self-motivated, committed and curious; Creative and able to think independently; Excellent command of English
   
Text: UOL04041 31-Dec-2099 The University | About us... The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character . It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics , Physics , Engineering , Computer Science , Life Sciences and Medicine . Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in. The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy at the Laboratory for photovoltaics in the frame of a joint research project, funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche. The Laboratory for Photovoltaics together with the University of Cambridge will investigate thin film solar cells, which have a shorter energy pay back time than conventional solar cells. The successful candidate will prepare thin film solar cells, based on chalcopyrite (Cu(InGa)S 2 ) and perform opto-electronic analysis. This will be combined with advanced electron microscopy, performed at the University of Cambridge, to understand and mitigate limitations of current solar cells. Your Role... The doctoral candidate will be a member of the Department of Physics and Materials Science within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Luxembourg. She or he will perform research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Siebentritt. Activities Preparation by co-evaporation of chalcopyrite films and solar cells Photoluminescence analysis Data analysis and modelling Interacting with the partners in Cambridge Publications in international journals and conferences Writing a thesis What we expect from you… Master degree in Physics (or equivalent) with excellent grades Good background in solid state physics, preferably in solar cells, semiconductors Self-motivated, committed and curious Creative and able to think independently Excellent command of English We Offer... Exciting topic in solar energy Friendly international team Modern, well equipped laboratory Committed supervisor Competitive remuneration In Short... Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable up to 48 months if required Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week Starting date: As soon as possible Location: Belval Employee and student status Job Reference: UOL04041 How to apply... Candidates should submit the following documents in English (incomplete dossiers will not be considered): Motivation letter Curriculum vitae, incl. publication list Copies of diplomas, including grade reports and transcript of courses taken (simple copies and translations are fine) Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff. In return you will get… Multilingual and international character . Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure. A partner for society and industry . Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs … Find out more about the University Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University
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