Research Fellow – Solar Cells and Modules (Ref.01.21.01)
Universities and Institutes of Portugal
Research Field: Chemistry Engineering Physics
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 05/02/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
Location: Portugal › Braga
Type Of Contract: Temporary
Job Status: Full-time
Hours Per Week: 40
Research Fellow – Solar cells and modules (Ref.01.21.01)
Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Number of Vacancies: 1
Group/Unit: Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications
Required Education: PhD Degree
Employment Type: Full time
Contract Duration: 26 months
Open Date for Applications: January 5th, 2021
Closing Date for Applications: February 5th, 2021, 23h00m (Lisbon Time)
The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL (https:// www. inl.int), is the first and only International Intergovernmental Organisation in the world entirely focused on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
It was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research, deploy and communicate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to be a recognised leading global nanotechnology innovation hub.
Project Specifications: This project is funded by Programa Operacional Fatores de Competitividade (POFC)/Compete
Name of the project: Mobilizador Baterias 2030
Reference number: 14/SI/2019 - PROGRAMAS MOBILIZADORES
Are you an experienced Researcher? / Would you like to be a key player in the introduction of renewable energies in an urban living laboratory using batteries? INL is seeking a qualified researcher in the area of perovskite solar cells. Further experience in any kind of batteries and thermoelectrics will be beneficial for the project integration. The selected candidate will be working with the Nanofabrication for Optoelectronics Applications (NOA) Group. NOA's Research Group focus in the incorporation of nanotechnology in optoelectronic devices with a strong industrial and innovation potential. The core competences of the group are bottom-up nanofabrication and characterization of optoelectronic materials and devices. NOA´s nanofabrication cornerstone is INL´s cutting edge and semi- industrial clean room facilities. Moreover, the vast international experience of the group members in semiconductor materials is the backbone of the characterization capacities. The conjugation of these both competences are the steppingstones allowing to collaborate with international industrial and academic partners.
Job Role & Key Responsibilities
The candidate will be expected to participate actively in activities related to the research and development of new thin film solar cells and modules to be integrated in a living laboratory as well as contribute to thermoelectrics research. The candidate will be expected to model, fabricate and characterize solar modules in collaboration with the project partners. The candidate will also be expected manage the INLs participation in the project work package 3. The candidate should demonstrate independence and creativity in preparing, executing and optimizing solar modules, as well as in preparing and performing characterization of thermoelectric materials. Moreover, the candidate will work closely with the other group members participating in the project and will prepare the necessary experimental reporting
The candidate will undertake the following main activities and responsibilities:
Preparation of solar cells and modules;
Benchmarking of encapsulation solutions with international standards;
Characterization of thermoelectric materials;
Coordinate and collaborate with the other national partners involved (FEUP, LNEG, CENTI, dst Solar, BYSTEEL FS, OMNIFLOW and CMP).
Candidates should meet the following requirements:
PhD Degree in Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Engineering or related topics.
Experience and Technical Skills
Chemistry related energy concepts involving solar-to-X
Perovskite solar cells;
Thin film deposition and characterization;
Solar modules and encapsulation;
General concepts of renewable energy and storage.
Strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and to meet deadlines;
Team work spirit;
Good communication skills;
“Hands-on” approach together with a high commitment in respecting working deadlines;
Highly organised and dynamic.
Note: Candidates should not have a labour contract with INL during the 12 months before the application.
Excellent communication skills in English are required since it is the working language of INL.
The work plan will be developed at the INL under the scientific guidance of Professor Pedro Salomé.
Duration of the contract
The total duration of the employment contract shall be 26 months. The expected starting date is March 2021.
What we offer
Work Accidents insurance costs to be paid by INL, to provide coverage for work accidents and invalidity benefits;
Health insurance with excellent coverage;
A family allowance for staff members that are married or that are living under the status of “common-law couple” and/or have any dependent child;
A child allowance for each dependent child;
Free Nursery Service at INL campus (subject to availability);
Support for Education fees of dependent children;
Depending on the place of residence, INL covers 100% of travel expenses for all family members;
30 days of annual leave;
How to Apply
The application is made online through our e-recruiting platform. Please click on the “Apply” button.
For the application to be valid it must be made in English and the candidate must complete all required sections of the online application form, as well as submit all required documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please enclose the following supporting documents in pdf format:
(a) Cover letter in English;
(b) Curriculum Vitae in English;
(c) Academic certificates.
The documents must be submitted in the “additional files” section using the “add portfolio” icon that appears in the application form.
If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.
If Your Application is Not Successful
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