Post-doctoral position in Colloidal Nanocrystal

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in Colloidal Nanocrystal based PVs and LEDs devices at the Cavendish Laboratory (Department of Physics). The successful candidate will join the world-leading Optoelectronics Group, one of the world’s leading academic groups in the field of organic and hybrid electronics.

Its research program is built on a broad scientific approach aiming to understand the electronic properties of solution processable semiconductors in general, but also aiming to understand in-depth the physical processes that govern the performance of organic, nanocrystal and hybrid organic-nanocrystal electronic devices, such as light emitting diodes, photovoltaics, and field effect transistors.  Further information can be found on the group’s website

We are looking for a highly motivated, bright and enthusiastic candidate with a strong background in synthesis, characterization and device integration of colloidal nanocrystal based PVs and LEDs. The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science or a related area, and an excellent publication record. Direct experience of nanocrystal synthesis, processing of nanocrystals and organic semiconductors, as well as electro-optical measurements of thin films and devices is required. Experience with core-shell nanocrystals, nanocrystal doping and high PLQE nanocrystals would be a plus.

The position is available immediately.

Informal inquires can be addressed via email to Dr Akshay Rao ( Please include a Curriculum Vitae while doing so.

When applying, please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter, and a list of publications in the Upload section of the online application.

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CLOSING DATE     7 April 2015