31 Oct 2023Job Information
Chemistry » Physical chemistry
First Stage Researcher (R1)
30 Nov 2023 - 17:00 (Europe/Rome)
Type of Contract
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
HE / MSCA
Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
The OPVStability Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network (MSCA-DN) is an interdisciplinary research training network of 10 beneficiary universities from 7 European countries. It is funded under the “Excellent Science” cluster of the Horizon Europe program. OPVStability aims to develop the Doctoral Candidate's scientific expertise to produce excellent research, and interdisciplinary collaboration with scientists from different fields ranging from Physics, Chemistry and Engineering.
Roles and Responsibilities
The main part of your work will be carried out at CERIC (Trieste, Italy, with Dr. Dariusz Brzosko), and secondment placements will take place at Graz University of Technology (Austria), University of Bayreuth (Germany), and at Syddansk Universitet (Denmark).
The PhD project is funded for three years and would start by March 1, 2024 or later.
Your PhD degree will be awarded on the basis of successful completion of the research work. You will also be required to participate in the training and workshop organized by the OPVStability MSCA-DN. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellow, you are also expected to contribute your time in the dissemination of your project's result through public engagement and other scientific platforms.
Topic: The influence of environmental conditions on absorber layer morphology and interfacial regions
This PhD research will focus on:
i) Structural characterization by grazing incidence small and wide-angle X-ray scattering measurements, supported by analytical TEM characterizations including elemental mappings to determine details of absorber layer morphology
ii) Time resolved GISAXS and GIWAXS measurements during the heating of absorber layers to determine critical temperatures above which morphology is changing.
iii) The chemical assessment of OPV layers and interfaces using FITR microscopy and infrared nanoscopy
iv) Chemical analysis of the interfaces of the absorber layer will be performed with GIXANES investigations.
The ideal candidate
The applicant should have completed at least four- or five-years education with a Master's degree or Diploma from a recognized University in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or in a related field and should possess all the requirements to be eligible for PhD program according to the rules of Graz University of Technology
The applicant should show interest in conducting a research project independently and should enjoy the work in an international, interdisciplinary environment.
At the time of recruitment, the applicant must not have resided (or carried out his/her main activity e.g. work, studies, etc.) in Italy/AustriaLV1 , for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the reference recruitment date.
The applicant should have an excellent command of the English language at a proficient level (spoken and written) and the willingness to learn the local language of the recruiting country.
We emphasize equal opportunities in the and support the applications of female candidates in areas where they are underrepresented and encourage female candidates to apply for this program. Also, applications from handicapped candidates are very welcome.
To apply for the position, kindly provide: (i) a letter of motivation including a 1-page statement of your research interests, relevant skills and experience; (ii) a CV including publication list; and (iii) names and contact details of three referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be attached as a single PDF file (max. size 5MB).
For interested applicants, please submit your application to our job portal using this link:
https: // opvstability.breezy.hr/Deadline:
The closing date for all applications is November 30th 2023.Enquiries:
For further information about OPVStability and the Doctoral Candidate positions, you may visit www. opvstability.eu or you may contact our Project Manager, Dr. Julirose Kourist at [email protected]Requirements
Master Degree or equivalent
Master Degree or equivalent
Number of offers available
Where to apply
S.S. 14 - km 163,5 in AREA Science Park
https: // opvstability.breezy.hr/Contact
https:// www. ceric-eric.eu
S.S. 14 km km 163,5 in AREA Science Park