Research Fellow in Organic Optoelectronics - MR1595
Vacancy Description
School of Physics & Astronomy, Salary: £31,342 - £37,394 per annum, Fixed term: 1 year in the first instance, Start: As soon as possible

Organic semiconductors are promising materials for next generation optoelectronics, combining tuneable optical properties with simple fabrication.  The University of St Andrews has exceptional research facilities to study these materials, ranging from infrastructure for device fabrication and characterisation to equipment for fundamental studies of exciton dynamics. Work performed here includes testing new applications of organic semiconductor devices, e.g. in the life sciences, which will be greatly aided by the recent substantial investment into a fully integrated inert gas hybrid vacuum/solution, organic/inorganic device fabrication system, to be located in a new clean room.  

A postdoctoral fellow position under joint supervision of Prof Samuel and Prof Gather is available immediately.  In this post you will explore both fundamental and applied aspects of organic semiconductors by investigating exciton diffusion in organic semiconductors and exploring applications of patterned organic semiconductor devices to biophotonics.  

You should hold a PhD in physics, physical chemistry, material sciences, electrical engineering or a related subject and have hands-on experience in the fabrication and characterisation of organic semiconductor based devices.  Experience in one or more of the following is expected: vacuum processing and/or doping of organic semiconductors, OLED, or OPV.  Initiative and eagerness to work at the interface between disciplines and to explore new fields of research is essential.  

The position has confirmed funding for up to two years, although appointment will normally be for one year in the first instance.  

Please quote ref: MR1595

Closing Date: 11 December 2014

Further Particulars MR1595AR FPs.doc

School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £31,342 - £37,394 per annum
Fixed term: 1 year in the first instance
Start: As soon as possible