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Post Doctoral Researcher

Apply now Job no: 496877
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Engineering

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Job Summary

Scientist will investigate methods to control the crystallization of lead halide perovskite thin films to enable roll-to-roll processing of solar cells.

The Baxter group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Drexel University is currently seeking to hire a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of roll-to-roll solution processing of lead halide perovskite thin films for solar cells. This project is in collaboration with Profs. Fafarman, Alvarez, and Cairncross.  Job duties will include: solution deposition and characterization of lead halide perovskite thin films; combining in situ and post-deposition spectroscopic and microscopic methods to understand and control crystallization; applying learnings toward roll-to-roll manufacturing (e.g. slot die coating) of perovskite solar cells; communicating findings in scholarly publications and presentations; collaborate with and assist in mentoring PhD students, undergraduate researchers, and other scientists; maintain safe operating procedures; and other duties as assigned.

The initial appointment is for 18 months. 

This position is supported fully or partially by external funds; therefore, the continuation of employment is contingent on receipt of those external funds. 

Essential Functions

Solution deposition and characterization of lead halide perovskite thin films; combine in situ and post-deposition spectroscopic and microscopic methods to understand and control crystallization; apply learnings toward roll-to-roll manufacturing (e.g. slot die coating) of perovskite solar cells; communicate findings in scholarly publications and presentations; collaborate with and assist in mentoring PhD students, undergraduate researchers, and other scientists; maintain safe operating procedures; other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD or Doctorate Degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or similar field is required.
  • A minimum of 1 or more years of directly related experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications       

  • Experience with solution deposition and characterization of lead halide perovskite thin films is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with solution deposition and characterization of lead halide perovskite thin films is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with device fabrication is also a plus.

Location

  • University City.

Additional Information

Special Instructions to the Applicant

  • Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.
  • Please include resume, including names of 3 references and a cover letter stating areas of research experience and career plans. 

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