Positions Available

 
Several fully-funded four-year PhD positions are available immediately in the multi-disciplinary "Next Generation Organic Photovoltaics" research program.
All applications must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline of Chemistry or Physics and be proficient in English. There are positions available in four categories; i) Organic-Materials Chemistry, ii) Theoretical Physics, iii) Computational Chemistry, and iv) Device Physics. The goal of the program is to conceive of, synthesize, and implement new materials for organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. Qualified applications will have a background in the appropriate field of research. For i: synthesizing conjugated, electroactive materials. Specific experience with conjugated polymers and/or fullerenes is ideal. For ii: familiarity with theoretical models dealing with conjugated materials, charge-transfer, and donor/acceptor interfaces. Experience modeling excitonic solar cells is ideal. For iii: familiarity with density functional theory and ab initio techniques. Specific familiarity with the application of these techniques at donor/acceptor interfaces is ideal. For iv: a background in solid-state physics and the physics of thin-film devices. Specific familiarity with thin-film organic and/or hybrid organic photovoltaic cells is ideal.
 
The positions are funded through the Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie (FOM) according to their standard scale (www.fom.nl).
Interested applicants should use the contact link on this website and indicate which position they are qualified for. 
Applications include a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, and contact details for at least two professional/academic referees.