5 PhD positions in chemistry, physics, material science and electrical engineering
Would you like to be trained in research on the forefront of organic solar cells?
Are you in the first four years of your research career, or will you graduate in 2017?
Do you have a background in chemistry, physics, material science or electrical engineering?
Are you interested in doing your PhD in high profile research institutes across Europe under guidance of renowned supervisors?
Apply for our exciting research on “Spins for Efficient Photovoltaic devices based on Organic MOlecules” (SEPOMO), and become part of the next generation of photovoltaic experts!
Supported and co-funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Programme, the SEPOMO network offers 15 high level fellowships for joint research on efficient photovoltaic devices. The most talented and motivated students will be selected for a 3-year advanced multidisciplinary research training, preferably starting June 2017 (10 positions) and October 2017 (5 positions).
ABOUT THE RESEARCH
We aim to bring the performance of organic solar cells forward by taking advantage of the so far unexplored degree of freedom of photogenerated species in organic materials, their spin. As a PhD in our network, you will contribute to the development of several novel routes to enhance the efficiency of organic solar cells by understanding and exploiting the electronic spin interactions. This will allow us to address crucial bottlenecks in state-of-the-art organic solar cells: we will increase their efficiency by reducing the dominant recombination losses and by enhancing the light harvesting and exciton generation, e.g. by means of internal upconversion of excited states.
For more information on the available positions, please visit www.sepomo.eu.
BENEFITS OF DOING YOUR PHD IN A ITN NETWORK
ITNs are financially supported by the European Commission because they provide excellent research, training and career aspects. The benefits of being a PhD student in an ITN network:
You will get the chance to participate in specially developed courses (e.g. on specific techniques, academic soft skills, etc.)
You can already at a very early stage start building your personal professional network due to the embedding of our PhD projects in an academic/industrial network
You will be exposed to industry and the challenges in industry already during the PhD, because we also have partners from industry in our network (who also contribute to the training)
You will get the opportunity to spend some time in the labs of other partners (thereby you will get familiar with other disciplines, techniques, cultures etc.), as the research projects are designed such that they will mostly have interdisciplinary components
You will be advised by excellent group leaders – they are all outstanding in their research and trainings.
HOW TO APPLY?
The call will remain open until all positions have been fulfilled. There are intermittent cut-off dates, every Tuesday at 23:59 CET. Please visit www.sepomo.eu for more information on the application procedure and requirements (Guide for Applicants).
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