- Do you have a PhD in materials science and engineering, chemistry, physical chemistry, physics or other areas relevant to photovoltaics?
- Keen to join an exciting, interdisciplinary team in the priority area of Perovskite semiconductors?
- Great opportunity to work independently with guidance and support from experienced scientists and collaborators
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
CSIRO Manufacturing has dedicated group of teams focusing on renewable energy technologies, particularly towards developing scalable materials and manufacturing processes. Next generation of photovoltaic materials, processes, and manufacturing is a key focus area. Our Printed PV group now welcomes a self-motivated and innovative CERC Fellow from a physical chemistry, chemistry, physics, engineering or materials science background wanting to join an exciting, interdisciplinary team in the priority area of Perovskite semiconductors.
Science Background – Perovskite solar cells
Metal-halide perovskite materials have emerged as an inexpensive and revolutionary family of photoactive semiconductors in thin-film photovoltaics Metal-halide perovskite have emerged as an inexpensive and revolutionary family of photovoltaic (PV) materials owing to their simple fabrication processes and inexpensive and abundant raw materials, which can rapidly penetrate an expanding PV market. Our research team is investigating materials and processes to increase device performance, and stability unique to requirements of certain PV markets. This Fellowship will work on materials investigation, their characterization in collaboration with university partners on the project and developing upscaling processes. The CERC Fellow will have access to world class facilities at CSIRO and at our partners and is expected generate high quality scientific manuscripts and explore opportunities at generating IP.
The CERC Fellow must have a high motivation for innovation, excellence, and flexibility to work and deliver results. Candidates are expected to bring excellent organisational and time-management skills; excellent communication skills, including the capacity to offer thoughtful and clear technical guidance on research projects; and clear and efficient writing.