University of Groningen PhD Position Revolutionary Molecular Semiconductors for Solar Cells 2017, Netherlands

Publish Date: Apr 10, 2017

Deadline: Jun 01, 2017

PhD position Revolutionary molecular semiconductors for solar cells

Stratingh Institute for Chemistry & Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen.


Design, synthesis, and characterization of a paradigm shifting class of molecular semiconductors, primarily for organic and hybrid photovoltaics applications. This research project under the guidance of Prof. Kees Hummelen is part of the research program of the national FOM Focus Group ‘Next generation organic photovoltaics’ at the University of Groningen. Hence, the work will be done in close collaboration with the groups of Dr R.M. Havenith (Theoretical Chemistry), Prof. R.C. Chiechi (Materials Chemistry), Prof. M.A. Loi (Spectroscopy and Device Physics), and Dr L.J.A. Koster (PV Theory & Modeling, device physics).


The applicant should bear an MSc title in organic chemistry. Experience in organic materials, photovoltaics, or organic electronics is appreciated.

Conditions of employment

This is a FOM PhD position.
When fulfilling a PhD position at the FOM Foundation, you will get the status of junior scientist. You will have an employee status and can participate in all the employee benefits FOM offers. You will get a contract for four years. Your salary will be up to a maximum of € 2,718 gross per month. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8 percent and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33 percent. You are supposed to have a thesis finished at the end of your four year term with FOM. A training programme is part of the agreement. You and your supervisor will make up a plan for the additional education and supervising that you specifically need. This plan also defines which teaching activities you will be responsible (up to a maximum of ten percent of your time). The conditions of employment of the FOM Foundation are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (CAO-Onderzoekinstellingen), more exclusive information is available at the FOM website under Personeelsinformatie (in Dutch) or under Personnel (in English).
General information about working at FOM can be found in the English part of the FOM website under Personnel. The 'FOM job interview code' applies to this position.


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