University of Luxembourg

PhD student in Physics (halide organic/inorganic perovskites, surface science)

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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of MathematicsPhysicsEngineeringComputer ScienceLife Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

Your Role...

The successful PhD candidate will work in the field of halide organic/inorganic perovskites. This material class is of extreme importance for the development of highly efficient and cheap single and multi-junction solar cells. The project consists of synthesizing low dimensional perovskites via multistage evaporation and to study these materials on the atomic scale with scanning probe microscopy methods, such as scanning tunneling spectroscopy and Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy. The work will be carried out under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alex Redinger.

What we expect from you…

  • Master in Physics (or equivalent) with very good grades
  • Very good knowledge in solid state physics, semiconductors, solar cells and surface science is expected
  • Candidates should have excellent problem-solving skills
  • Very good written and oral communication skills in English are expected
  • Creative and able to think independently

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Months (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Campus Limpertsberg / Luxembourg City
  • Expected start of the thesis: As soon as possible
  • Reference: UOL05155 (DPHYMS)

The yearly gross salary for every PhD student is approximately 38k€ (full time)

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted in English online and include:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae, including publication list
  • Copies of diplomas, including grade reports and transcript of courses taken

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
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PhD student in Physics (halide organic/inorganic perovskites, surface science)
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