King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Postdoctoral Associate – High-Efficiency Solution-Processed Solar Cells & Tandems
Competitive Tax-free Salary

Job Title:Postdoctoral Associate – High-Efficiency Solution-Processed Solar Cells & Tandems

Department:Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

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Institution:King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Application Deadline:Open Until Filled

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Position Start Date:Available Immediately

Job Categories:Post-Doc

Academic Fields:Materials Sciences,Nanotechnology,Polymer Sciences,Sciences – General


We are reviewing applications for an open Postdoctoral Associate position in a collaborative Program directed to the design, assembly and optimizations of solution-processed organic Solar Cells, spanning elaborate single and multi-junction device configurations. Projects involve: Device implementation studies, testing, and advanced characterizations; Charge transport and spectroscopic studies, nanostructural ordering and morphology analyses; Tandem devices, and novel device configurations; Instrumentation: EQE/IQE, PL, GIXS, TEM, SEM, AFM, c-AFM, Modeling, Etc. Program led by Prof. Pierre Beaujuge, in collaboration with several Groups at KAUST and in the US/EU (Stanford, NIST, University of Toronto, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)。


Appointment is for 1 year, and can be extended to 2-3 years.


Applications may be sent directly to, including Resume/CV, list of publications/patents, and contact information of 2-3 referees.


About the Group:
We conduct Research on functional nanomaterials, polymers/macromolecules, and organic-inorganic hybrids (design, synthesis, characterization) for thin-film device applications spanning solar cells, transistors, memories, and charge-storage devices such as flexible batteries and supercapacitors (device assembly, testing, and performance optimizations). Bridging Materials Science and Chemistry, our Research benefits from a strong network of collaborative interactions with several other Groups in major Academic institutions worldwide (Stanford, Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research).


Selected list of publications on Polymer Photovoltaics: JACS, 2013, 135, 4656–4659 / Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2529-2537 / Adv. Mater., 2013, Early Views / JACS Perspective, 2011, 133, 20009–20029 / JACS, 2012, 134, 2180–2185 / JACS, 2012, 134, 8944–8957 / Adv. Mater., 2011, 23, 5359-5363 / JACS, 2010, 132, 15547–15549 / JACS, 2010, 132, 7595–7597 / JACS, 2009, 131, 7514–7515.


About the University:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through trans-disciplinary research, education, and strategic collaborations with leading centers around the world. Located on the shores of the Red Sea, KAUST offers a unique academic environment for the community to work and learn, live and grow.


KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research to tackle the world’s most pressing global challenges, including issues related to the sustainability of water, food, energy, and the environment.


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