Modelling Self-assembled organic structures on metal-oxide layers for organic photovoltaics
We are looking for an excellent PhD students to join our groups at the Graz University of Technology, one of the world’s oldest technical universities with a tradition of more than 200 years, which offers excellent teaching and is embedded in a thriving high-tech industrial environment.
The position (that will be associated with the Doctoral School of Physics) evolves around the combined quantum-mechanical and molecular dynamics simulations of organic/inorganic interfaces. The work will be performed in the groups of Egbert Zojer (http://www.if.tugraz.at/web.php?10) and Karin Zojer, who both have a >> 10 year successful scientific track record modeling organic semiconductors.
The positions are part of the Marie-Curie project: “Thin-film Hybrid Interfaces: a training initiative for the design of next-generation energy devices” That project comprising 5 university partners, 1 research organization, and two full as well as four associated industrial partners deals with the development and optimization of next generation energy-saving and generating devices. The focus lies on organic/inorganic hybrid systems spanning the full range from advanced quantum-modelling to device fabrication and testing.
Starting date: between January and August 2014
Compensation: Full-time appointment (40h/week) with compensation according to national regulations plus a mobility allowance between 700€ and 1000 € per month.
As a side remark, Graz has been ranked in the top 20% in a recent EU survey focusing on the quality of life in European cities.
Detailed description of positions:
This project deals with modeling the structure and electronic properties of various organic thin-films relevant for solar cell applications on metal-oxide layers. The calculations will be primarily performed in the group of Egbert Zojer at the Graz University of Technology (http://www.if.tugraz.at/web.php?10) that in the past years has made a significant impact in understanding metal-organic interfaces. The theoretical predictions will be benchmarked against experimental data obtained at the University of Southern Denmark and Danfoss Solar Inverters. The quantum-mechanical modeling of the interfaces properties will be performed in collaboration with the University Milano Bicocca.
Desired qualifications: Master degree in Physics or Chemistry with a focus on theoretical and/or solid-state physics or physical / quantum-chemistry. Applicants must be, at the time of recruitment, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers (typically counted from the award of their Master degrees with at least five years of university-based education) and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree.
TU Graz is an equal opportunity employer and, therefore, FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Nr of positions available : 1
Physics - Quantum mechanics
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
benefits associated with full-time employment
+ extra benefits in accordance with MarieCurie rules (mobility allowance)
|Degree||Master Degree or equivalent|
|Degree||Master Degree or equivalent|
|Note special rules regarding researcher mobility imposed by Marie Curie program.|
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