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PhD student in lead-free perovskites for optoelectronic applications

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    3 juni

  • Sök jobbet senast

    1 september

Om jobbet

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.


Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in lead-free perovskites for optoelectronic applications
formally based at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, IFM


The PhD candidate will focus on the development of lead-free perovskites for efficient optoelectronic devices, aided by advanced characterizations.

Lead halide perovskites have emerged as promising semiconducting materials for different applications (solar cells, light-emitting diodes, detectors, and lasers) as a result of their superior optoelectronic properties. However, the toxicity of the lead in these perovskites represents a serious issue which could be an obstacle for their practical applications. Therefore, we are motivated to develop lead-free perovskites. Lead-free perovskites are a large family of materials with rich structural and functional diversities, and represent a promising material platform which is well suited for a range of optical, electric, magnetic-related applications.

The group led by Dr. Feng Gao, funded by the ERC Starting Grant, is a young and fast-growing research group. The group focuses on solution-processed energy materials/ devices, mainly based on semiconducting perovskites and organic semiconductors. For recent progress on lead-free perovskites, please refer to our review paper in Advanced Materials.

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.


The applicant has to have or soon to have finished a Master in Science or equivalent in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or equivalent. It is an advantage to have prior experimental experience of what is described in the job description above—especially that related to materials development and/ or spectroscopy.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

Appointment time

The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
Earliest October 1, 2019.


The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives

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Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest September 1, 2019.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Feng Gao, Associate Professor

+46 13 28 68 82