Postdoctoral Researcher in Optoelectronic Materials
University of Twente, Optoelectronic Materials Group

Job description

The Optoelectronic Materials Group ( )part of the Inorganic Materials Science Chair of the University of Twente has an opening for anoutstanding postdoctoral associate in the context of a recently funded ERC StG project.

Candidates are sought with a doctoral degree in physics, materials science or chemistry and previous research experience in halide perovskites. The successful candidate will work on the development of a novel in-vacuum deposition method for hybrid and all-inorganic halide perovskites. Additional tasks include process development, combinatorial growth for material discovery and in-depth characterization of material properties. A particular goal of the project is the demonstration of a new method allowing the controlled growth of hybrid materials and their functionalization, as well as the discovery of new material compositions. Consequently, previous experience with vacuum equipment, plasma physics, sputtering or PLD, and a full breadth of material characterization (XPS, UPS, XRD, optical spectroscopy, PL, electrical characterization) and device fabrication is highly desirable.


Experience with in-situ experimentation is an asset. The developed hybrid halide perovskite materials are expected to be implemented in solar cells and other optoelectronic devices together with national and international collaborators.


Your profile
The candidate must have the ability to conduct self-directed research, mentor graduate students, and work collaboratively with academic team members in related fields. He or she is expected to communicate project results in conferences and write scientific manuscripts. Candidates should be creative and productive, as evidenced by unique scholarly or other technical contributions to research projects. Excellent English writing and presentation skills are a must.


The postdoctoral associate is expected to start in January 2020.




For more information about the position, you can contact dr. M. Morales Masis,


If you are interested in filling the vacancy, please upload your CV, a half-page summary of master/diploma thesis, a letter of motivation which states your research experience and interests by using the application button below.


Our offer

You will be appointed on a fulltime position for two years. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in a stimulating scientific environment. The post-doc salary is between € 3.123 and € 4.274 gross per month (scale 10 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) depending on experience and qualifications. The offer further involves: a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%, a solid pension scheme, a minimum of 29 day holidays, and numerous professional and personal development programmes.


The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.


Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+ and MIRA. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.

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