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The nanotechnology center NanoSYD at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a postdoc position within the field of organic thin-film devices. The position is available as of August 1, 2014 or soon thereafter for a two-year period.

The position is related to the newly initiated Research Cluster on Organic Device Stability, which includes research groups from three different departments of SDU in addition to a number of international research groups (universities of Hamburg, Paris, Bonn, Graz, and Freiburg) and a company partner. The overall focus of the research cluster is to develop large-scale light-emitting transistors and solar cells based on organic thin-films with particular focus on the study of the degradation processes that reduce the device lifetime.

The topic of the postdoc position is theoretical studies of performance and stability of both organic light emitting transistors (OLETs) and organic solar cells using a drift-diffusion modelling approach. In addition, quantum chemical calculations are to be performed in order to provide input to the drift-diffusion model. The drift-diffusion based model will be made in collaboration with the external partner at TU Graz. The postdoc will be employed at the Mads Clausen Institute in Sønderborg and will visit and collaborate also with researchers at the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy in Odense.

We offer a challenging position in an international and stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure for organic device fabrication and characterization and an excellent opportunity for collaboration both within SDU and with renowned international research groups.

The successful applicant should have:

• A PhD degree (or equivalent) within physics, engineering or a related topic
• A background in modelling of electronic transport within nano-scale devices and/or quantum chemical calculations.
• A strong academic record
• Good collaboration and communication skills
• Interest in co-supervising BSc, MSc, and PhD students connected to the project

Further information is available from Associate Professor Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen at phone (+45) 6550 1685 email jkh@mci.sdu.dk .

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
Employment as postdoc is temporary. Level of qualification is a PhD.

If special circumstances exist employment may be extended for one year.

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The Faculty determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Applications will be assessed by an expert. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2013

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format.The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply ” before applying.

Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

An application must include:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master's degree certificate and the latest certificate)
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

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