Saturday, November 1, 2008

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hybrid Solar Cell Characterization, Aix Marseille University, France

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Centre interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM) at the Campus of Luminy to lead research efforts in the optimization of electronic interfaces in hybrid solar cells. The post-doc position is available from November 2008.

The CINaM is looking for a creative and experienced individual to perform experimental investigations in the research field of hybrid solar cell characterization. The applicant will contribute to a regional founded solar cell project, which is focusing on the development of new hybrid solar cells based on coaxial p-n heterojunction nanorods. The applicant is expected to study the photovoltaics properties of the nanomaterials in detail and to optimize the electronic interfaces of the solar cells. The project involves a strong interdisciplinary collaboration between chemists and physicists at the CINAM. A wide range of experimental equipments is available at the CINaM, which allow complete chemical, physico-chemical and morphological analysis of the nanomaterials as well as solar cell fabrication and characterization.

This position requires a Ph.D. in physics, electronics, materials science, or related fields. Applicants should possess experience in the following fields: characterization of organic or hybrid solar cells as well as electronic and morphological characterization of semiconductor interfaces. Other required qualifications include a proven record of solid scientific research including publications and presentations, as well as strong, versatile teamwork and communication skills.

Please email your cover letter, CV, and references to jorg.ackermann[ at ]

Aix Marseille University, Campus of Luminy
13288 Marseille Cedex 09
Tel: +33(0)6 29 41 36 34
Fax: +33(0)4 91 829 580