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Job posted by University of Bath (17/07/2014 07.08)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy 'HR Excellence in Research' logo awarded to institutions actively implementing the European Charter and Code for Researchers Marie Curie Experienced Researcher

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We are looking for talented and motivated Experienced Researcher to investigate the preparation and characterisation of reverse lit, flexible solar cells and modules for potential Built In PhotoVoltaic, BIPV, applications. The work involves experiments to investigate degradation in perovskite solar cells including extensive device durability testing in line with International Standard for Organisation, ISO, standards, with the aim of evaluating device lifetime and degradation mechanisms.


The 16 month appointment will undertake research on perovskite solar cells to improve the lifespan of the device in the perspective of future commercialization and integration in panels and modules. The candidate will be based at Dyesol U.K.’s state of the art R&D facilities in Manchester. For these cells to be marketable and to compete with their inorganic counterparts, fundamental science has to be done to understand the causes of degradation and find ways of enhancing cell and module life time and stability without sacrificing performance and scalability.
The project is part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network DyESensiTized solar cells wIth eNhanced stability (DESTINY). DESTINY is a multi-site Training & Research Program funded by the European Commission focussing on the development of dye sensitized and perovskite solar cells. This Training Network is organized by eleven European research groups from five countries, from both the academic (University of Bath, University of Oxford, Italian Institute of Technology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, NCSR Demokritos, Bar-Ilan University, U. Jaume I) and the private sectors (Dyesol UK, Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd, 3GSolar Photovoltaics Ltd, TiberlabS.r.l).

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Chemistry - Applied chemistry

Career Stage

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)

Research Profiles

Established Researcher (R3)


The successful candidate will be employed for 16 months. He/she will be given a full employment contract. In addition Marie Curie Fellows can claim mobility and travel allowances, and a career exploratory allowance. The salary of the contract is 78600 Euros/year plus mobility allowance depending on the family status. Marie Curie fellows will also get coverage for expenses related to the participation in research and training activities (contribution to research-related costs, meetings, conference attendance, training actions, etc.).

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Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Chris Moore email Applications must be addressed to Dr Chris Moore, Dyesol UK Ltd, UMIC, 48 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9XX. With your application please send: CV; copies of your university degree(s) or academic transcript; A cover letter (1 page) outlining your qualification for the project; a list of publications; other documents to demonstrate relevant experience (if available);


Required Research Experiences
Main Research Field Chemistry
Sub Research Field Applied chemistry
Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Excellent
Required Education Level
Degree Field Chemistry
Additional Requirements
Practical skills: ability to use standard analytical equipment and meet deadlines
Experience in Device and Materials Optimization required.
Required Research Experiences
Years of Research Experience 4
Required Education Level
Degree PhD or equivalent
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Grafton Street
M13 9XX - Manchester