UK: Research Associate in Molecular Electronic Materials and Devices at Imperial College London

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Salary  Range: £32,750 – £40,440 per annum (Maximum starting salary on appointment will be up to £32,750 per annum)

Fixed Term: Up to 36 months, starting October 2013

Description: Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work in the molecular electronic materials and devices section of the Experimental Solid State Group in the Department of Physics to carry out research in “Microstructure of organic semiconductors controlled by solution processing” under an EPSRC funded research project. The project will focus on (i) revealing the crucial structure-property relationships of functional molecular materials, (ii) establishing a solution based printing method as a tool to control the microstructures of functional molecular materials and (iii) fabricating more efficient and cheaper devices for solar energy conversion and integrated circuits using a printing method.

Eligibility:You must have a PhD in Physics, Physical Sciences or Engineering, or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. Previous experiences in the following areas are essential: In-depth knowledge and experience of organic semiconductor device fabrication and characterisation (e.g. FETs); Knowledge and experience of a solution based printing technique to control the microstructure of functional molecular materials; Knowledge and experience of structural characterisation of organic semiconductor thin films using spectroscopic techniques (e.g. Raman); Proven ability to design and improve experimental set-ups for organic thin film fabrication and characterisation; Good publication records in organic semiconductor materials and devices research area. Previous experiences in the following areas would also be desirable: Knowledge and experience of structural characterisation of organic semiconductor thin films using X-ray based techniques (e.g. XRD, GIXD), scanning probe microscopy techniques (e.g. AFM, SKPM) and optical spectroscopy techniques (e.g. UV-Vis absorption, luminescence and ellipsometry); Knowledge and experience for the use of GAUSSIAN09 software.

You will be expected to contribute to the Department’s teaching activities up to approximately half a day per week during the academic year, as appropriate.

To Apply: Our preferred method of application is online via our website: (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “keywords” – vacancy ref: NS2013177NT).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

 Applications must include:

  • A college application form quoting job reference number NS2013177NT on the form
  • A full CV
  • A 2 page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

Further Info:Should you have any queries regarding the application process contact Mrs Bhavna Patel, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 6691.

Closing Date: 18 September 2013 (Midnight BST) 

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