Postdoc position on Nanowire Solar Cells – Norway
One post doctor position, duration of two years with possible extension to four years, funded by the Nordic Innovation Centre through the “Top-level Research Initiative” program on “Energy Efficiency with Nanotechnology” is available at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (IET) in Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (IME), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
The Post.doc will be part of the Nordic Consortium “NaNordSun”, that includes four Nordic Universities (NTNU (project leader), Lund University, KTH, and Aalto University) and two Nordic companies (Sol Voltaics AB and Obducat AB). The project will focus on III-V semiconductor nanowire solar cells that have a great potential for high conversion efficiency at a much lower material cost than conventional solar cells.
The main task of the announced postdoc fellowship will be on processing, device characterization and device modeling of AlGaAsSb core-shell nanowires grown by metal-assisted molecular beam epitaxy at NTNU. The goal of the project is to study both single and nanowire array solar cells and to model and optimize the solar cell efficiency. The postdoc will be working in close collaboration with other PhD students and postdocs that are working on the same project at NTNU as well as with the other partners of the “NaNordSun” consortium.
We seek highly motivated individuals holding a PhD degree in physics (specialized in semiconductor device physics or nanoelectronic/photonics), or other relevant disciplines. The ideal candidate should have experience from electro-optical characterization of semiconductor nanostructures (e.g. nanowires, quantum wells or dots) combined with modeling and simulation experience.
The position is remunerated with an annual gross starting salary of 448 400 NOK ( ~ 55 kEuro), with starting date February 2011. Interested candidates are encouraged to email a CV (max 500 kB) with name and address of two references to Professor Helge Weman email@example.com