Available Postdoc and PhD Positions in the CPE


Research Associate in Organic and Hybrid Electronic Materials and Devices

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within the Experimental Solid State Physics Group of the Department of Physics. You will be required to carry out research into “Organic and Hybrid Electronic Materials and Devices for Photovoltaic and Photosensor Applications”. This research will focus on fundamental understanding of the interfacial energetics, the photogenerated charge carrier dynamics, and the origin of traps, as well as their impact on device performance.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to fabricate organic and hybrid devices using solution processing techniques and characterise them by utilising a range of advanced electrical and optical spectroscopic techniques including: surface photovoltage and Raman spectroscopy. In addition, you will also be expected to work closely and effectively with our international collaborators, in particular our project partners in Korea such as GIST and Samsung.

Essential requirements

You will have a PhD in Physics, Physical Chemistry, Materials or Engineering or an equivalent level of professional qualification and experience.

You must also be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • Experience of organic and hybrid device fabrication and characterisation (eg solar cells and photodetectors) 
  • Experience of solution based fabrication techniques to control thin film structures of organic and hybrid materials including organic semiconductors and perovskites 
  • Evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, demonstrated by a good publication record, commensurate with your career stage

 In addition to above, the following would be advantageous: 

  • Experience of conducting and managing collaborative research with other national and international partners 
  • Knowledge of electrical and optical characterisation of organic and hybrid materials and devices using various microscopic and -spectroscopic techniques (e.g. AFM, Scanning Kelvin Probe, Raman spectroscopy, UV-Vis absorption, luminescence) 
  • Experience of using GAUSSIAN09 software

Further information

This is a fixed term position available for 24 months available to start as soon as possible.  

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 - £35,061 per annum.  

Please complete an online application form as directed. Only applicants who have completed application forms will be considered. 

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Ji-Seon Kim (Professor of Solid State Physics) at ji-seon.kim@imperial.ac.uk  

Should you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Nina Tailor (Senior HR Administrator) at nina.tailor@imperial.ac.uk    

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk