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Research Fellow in Synthesis of Hybrid Photovoltaic Absorber Materials



The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,965 to £43,470 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

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).

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.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search on Reference Number 1871923

Please include a publication list along with CV.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Bob C. Schroeder () or Prof. Robert G. Palgrave ().

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James – .

Closing Date: 14 October 2020

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

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