Post doc Position in Organic Photovoltaic Devices, Materials Science

    Post doc Position in Organic Photovoltaic Devices, Materials Science

    Postdoc Position in ‘All-oxide tandem thin-film photovoltaic devices’ is available in the field of Physics, Materials Science, Nano Science (OPV group at SDU NanoSYD), University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 01, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Materials Science
    – Thin films
    – Solar cell devices
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) Research group
    SDU NanoSYD
    University of Southern Denmark
    Contract Period2 Year


    • PhD degree in a field relevant to the mentioned project may seek the position.
    • Preferred candidates have: a strong background in applied physics/materials science, experience in metal oxide thin film growth by sputtering and pulsed laser deposition, experience in fabrication and testing of electrical thin film devices and materials.
    • Candidates are expected to hold relevant publications on these topics.
    • Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate(s) is expected to have excellent collaboration skills.
    • A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.
    • Research visits at the collaborating partners should be expected.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    • The overall project objective is to develop a new family of miniaturized energy sources, able to harvest and store energy from a combination of heat, mechanical vibrations and light in a single device. We expect to develop and understand a radically new family of all-solid-state micro-energy devices, able to harvest and store energy simultaneously for the use in sensors for the IoT.
    • In addition to this postdoc, three PhD students will be working in parallel on the project at the leadpartner DTU, under supervision of Prof. Nini Pryds, Prof. Vincenzo Esposito and Dr. Dennis Valbjørn Christensen. See more details at: 3 PhD scholarships in Powering Internet of Things with Ambient Solutions 
    • For synthesis of metal oxide thin films using reactive sputtering and pulsed laser deposition (PLD) processes, to develop all-oxide thin film photovoltaic (PV) devices for the IoT. A focus will be on controlling e.g. microstructure, chemical composition and interfaces during the metal oxide thin film growth process to tune work functions, carrier concentrations, energy level alignment etc. The work includes synthesis and integration of metal oxide electron and hole transport layers, as well as of active absorber layers. Tandem devices will be developed, and the work will include surface science characterization of the individual layers along with the full device characterization.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE button mentioned above.

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and must include:

    • Motivated application
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Certificates/ Diploma (MSc and PhD)
    • List of Publications indicating the publications attached examples of the most relevant publications
    • Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
    • Reference letters and
    • Other relevant qualifications may also be included

    About the Project

    At the Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) group lead by Professor WSR Morten Madsen at SDU NanoSYD, SDU campus Sønderborg, the focus is on the development of thin film photovoltaic devices with improved performance, by studying in detail all the involved materials, thin films and their interfaces in the solar cell devices. The group has full access to an ISOS5 cleanroom, a surface science laboratory facility for the full preparation and characterization of thin films and devices, and a roll-to-roll facility for thin film and device upscaling. 

    As a postdoc you are expected to develop and carry out your own ideas, and communicate scientific results in leading, high-ranked research journals. We offer fully funded postdoc position(s) for the duration of minimum two years.


    Please be aware that we will not accept any email applications, as all applications must be submitted through the SDU online recruitment system. If you experience technical problems you must contact
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    Professor wsr Morten Madsen

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