Postdoctoral position in glass nanoparticles for energy applications

Published: 2022-06-15

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Duties
At IFA, the Department of X-ray Physics, research is conducted on functional materials using XUV and advanced X-ray-based spectroscopy. The current position is opened up for operations in nanoparticle technology. The materials of interest are so-called upside down converting nanoparticles of rare earth metals and semiconductors with a focus on exploring the capture of infrared and ultraviolet light to activate solar cells in window glass in buildings. The activity will complement existing research in the areas of nanotechnology, solar cells and energy materials carried out at the department. The research is part of the project “IR functionalized solar cells” with support from the Swedish Energy Agency (STEM 52495-1).

Requirements
PhD degree in physics or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in physics. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. 

Additional qualifications
Documented experience of nanostructure manufacturing and experimental research in materials physics is important. Particular emphasis will be placed on research in nanosystems, molecular systems and the synthesis of nanoparticles. Good skills in state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques such as high-resolution e-beam lithography, optical lithography, thin film production and other cleanroom-based techniques, low temperature low-noise-high-precision instrumentation, controlled core-shell synthesis and nanophysics will also be attached. weight at when the application is assessed. Experience of leading research groups, including doctoral students and postdocs, can be important. Documented ability to obtain external financing is considered meritorious. Experience of combining basic research with applied research is also an advantage. 

About the employment
The employment is limited in time, 24 months. The scope is full time. Access 1 October  2022 or by agreement. Location: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Hans Ågren Professor at the  Institute of  Physics and Mobil: 0701-458338 Email: hans.agren@physics.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 1 September 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1977.

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Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022