Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry to join the Smart Materials Research and Device Technology (SMaRDT) group to work for an EPSRC funded project ‘Highly Efficient Elastic Perovskite Solar Cells (HEEPSC)’. As a research associate you will play a key role in this project working with experts from academia (Oxford, Edinburgh and Strathclyde) as well as industry (NSG Pilkington, G24 power, Shadow Robotics and Dupont Teijin films). You will be working closely with Dr. Aruna Ivaturi, who is an EPSRC Fellow, Chancellor’s Fellow and Lecturer leading the SMaRDT group. The main aim is to develop and demonstrate, novel beyond the state-of-art perovskite solar cells with high efficiency and mechanical compliance for integration with robotics.
You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Physics/Material Science/Chemistry/Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field with strong background and extensive experience (industrial or postdoc or PhD level) in Perovskite solar cells fabrication and characterisation and/ Flexible and Elastic Electronics and/ Nano and microelectronics fabrication techniques.
You would have the ability to plan, manage, organise and prioritise your own workload and ensure that all activities are completed to deadline to achieve the corresponding deliverables and milestones. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to collaborate well with colleagues from academia and industry. You will have excellent communication skills with ability to work independently and as part of a team. A proven ability to published research in high quality journals and present research outcomes at local, national and international research meetings/workshops/conferences is expected.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Aruna Ivaturi, [email protected]
Formal interviews for this post will be advised in due course.