A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory for Energy Materials (LEM), led by Prof. Phillip Dale in the Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPhyMS) at the University of Luxembourg. LEM is part of a photovoltaics cluster comprising three groups and around 25 researchers. This position is for a prestigious European EIC Pathfinder project, REMAP (https://www.re-map.eu), which aims to re-invent lithography with a first application in structured solar cells.

Your Role…

The applicant will investigate how to electrodeposit metal precursor structures in patterned arrays to later be converted into inorganic semiconductors for semi-transparent and micro-concentrator solar cells. The structuring will be realised using magnetorheological electrolytes (MRE) consisting of masking and active species. The main work is to understand how to electrodeposit arrays of uniform metallic precursor thin films from both aqueous and ionic liquid MRE using a custom-built deposition chamber. Afterwards, the structure property relationships between the deposits and the semiconductor / solar cells will be investigated. The MRE and magnetic field controller will be provided by the REMAP consortium. The project will involve significant international collaboration.

For more information contact: Prof. Phillip Dale (phillip.dale@uni.lu).

More information can be found on the LEM website: https://wwwen.uni.lu/research/fstm/dphyms/research/energy_materials

What we expect from you…

We are looking for a motivated, independent, passionate skilled electrochemist with electrodeposition experience to join our group. As part of the LEM and wider PV cluster team you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas on electrochemistry for photovoltaic applications. Our publications (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4821-8669) provide a perspective on our research directions.

In Short…
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05354

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77167 (full time)

How to apply…

Applications in English should include:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three reference contacts

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
Further information…

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of MathematicsPhysicsEngineeringComputer ScienceLife Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

We offer an attractive working environment in one of the most enjoyable European cities (http://www.euraxess.lu).

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