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We are looking for a PhD student in Perovskite light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
Your work assignments
The PhD candidate will synthesize stable organometal halide perovskites with different bandgaps and fabricate efficient LEDs with different colors. The photo-physics of these novel materials and device physics of these LEDs will also be investigated.
Semiconductors based on organometal halide perovskites have shown great success in photovoltaic applications, demonstrating high power conversion efficiency over 25%. At the same time, they also have a huge potential for the design of functional materials and devices with new properties. For example, they demonstrate strong electroluminescence and tunable emission energy, making them a promising candidate for efficient LEDs.
As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.
The group led by Prof. Feng Gao is a young and fast-growing research group. The group focuses on solution-processed energy materials/ devices, mainly based on semiconducting perovskites and organic semiconductors.
This PhD position is part of a European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network PERSEPHONe, which brings together 8 academic institutions, 3 SMEs, and 1 multinational company from five EU and 1 EU-13 Countries, and supported by 9 partners. PERSEPHONe’s overall objective is to generate new skills, knowledge and innovation for the development of a novel technological platform for photonics based on metal-halide perovskite semiconductors. This will happen by giving 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) exposure to a wide spectrum of expertise: materials synthesis, photonic (and optoelectronic) devices and integrated circuits fabrication, characterization, and modelling, upscaling and manufacturing together with a powerful set of soft skills. Crucial for the success of such Programme is the multidisciplinarity and intersectoriality of the network, which will allow the young researcher to genuinely discover and/or feed her/his attitude while having an impact on a relevant scientific and technological field. The entire Network has also the mission of disseminate to various audience (scientific community, young people, stakeholders, etc.) the scientific and technological achievements.
PERSEPHONe Partners are the following: Fondazione Istituto italiano Di Tecnologia (IT), Politecnico di Milano (IT), University of Naples Federico II (IT), Linkoping University (SE), University of Valencia, (ES), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientific (ES), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (CH), University of Oxford (UK), AMO GmbH (DE), Dectris (CH) and Helio Display Materials Ltd (UK).
During the programme each ESR will undertake 2-3 secondments, each lasting 2 months or more.
You have graduated at Master’s level in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or equivalent with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.
It is an advantage to have prior experimental experience of what is described in the job description above—especially that related to materials/device development, device physics, and/or spectroscopy.
The applicant shall at the time of recruitment be in the first four years of his/her research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. (This time is measured from the date of award/diploma of the most recent taught degree, time spent for teaching is not considered).
The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.
In order to perform in the research environment, the candidate should have oral and written English skills equivalent to IELTS Academic 6.5 overall (no subscore below 5.5) or TOEFL iBT 90 (written, minimum 20).
Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at.
The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.
Earliest 1 July 2021 or by agreement.
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.
More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 18 May 2021.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.
Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.
We look forward to receiving your application!