Research Scientist / Post-Doc opening on Advanced Photovoltaic Materials with nanoscale functionality

The Research Scientist will be responsible for developing a novel
photoactive scanning probe microscopy tool through this NSF supported
collaborative project between Nanomaterials Laboratory SDSU, SPM division of
Agilent and Argonne National Laboratory. The candidate is expected to be
hands-on with high-precision instrumentation and scanning probe microscopy.
He will spend 50% time to develop advanced photovoltaic materials with
nanoscale functionality.

Required qualifications:
Strong experience in scanning probe microscopy (including: scanning kelvin
probe force microscopy, current-sensing AFM, scanning near-field optical
microscopy). Experience in integrating optical/laser tools with scanning
probe methods is highly desired.

Desired qualifications
1. Scanning probe microscopy and ultrafast spectroscopy of polymer blends
and photoactive materials.
2. Organic and hybrid solar cell fabrication and characterization
3. SPM based electrical/optoelectronic characterization of materials
4. SNOM/NSOM spectroscopy
5. Surface photovoltage measurements using SPM tools.

Application Process: E-mail CV with a 1 or 2-page write-up explaining how
you can contribute to this project. Application materials will be reviewed
by the search committee on weekly basis and short listed candidates will go
though phone/on-site interview.

Funding: NSF funding is anticipated for 2 years. Annual contract subject to
renewal upon satisfactory progress. Salary depends on qualifications and
relavent experience. This position is being announced in anticipation of
future funding.

The position is available immediately.
info: Venkat Bommisetty”


~ by vascoteixeira on August 31, 2009.

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