District de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Date Posted
10 Jan 2024

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PhD Project
University of Luxembourg

Two doctoral candidates (PhD students) in the field of Solar cells and Scanning Probe Microscopy

District de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
10 Jan 2024

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Position Description

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancies in its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication.

Two doctoral candidates (PhD students) in the field of Solar Cells and Scanning Probe Microscopy (M/F)

– R-AGR-3330-10-C
– Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years in total, pending satisfaction of progress milestones, full-time (40h/week)
– Student and employee status

The PhD students will be members of the Laboratory for Photovoltaics, headed by Prof. Susanne Siebentritt and of the newly founded Scanning Probe Microscopy Group, headed by Prof. Alex Redinger of the Physics and Material Sciences Research Unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication at the University of Luxembourg. They will work in an exciting international environment and participate in the development of a young, research-oriented university, established in 2003, that has been successfully expanding in recent years.

One doctoral candidate will synthesize Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGSe) thin films and analyze the electrical transport across well defined grain boundaries.

The other student will perform an in-depth scanning probe microscopy investigation of these well-defined grain boundaries and surfaces.

The results will be supplemented with Atom Probe tomography measurements performed in a collaboration.
Your Role

– Growth of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin films
– Hall measurements
– Scanning Probe Microscopy, STM, STS, KPFM, c-AFM
– Publication in high impact journals and international conferences
– Write a thesis in the domain of solid-state physics

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Your Profile

– Master degree in physics or equivalent
– Excellent grades
– Expertise in scanning probe microscopy highly desirable
– UHV experience highly desirable
– Experience in semiconductor growth via physical vapor deposition desirable
– Good English is required
– Self motivation, curiosity and commitment
– Creativity and independent thinking

We offer

– Personal work space at the University
– Competitive salary
– Committed supervisors, friendly teams
– State of the art equipment
– Possibility of travelling and close collaboration with experimental and theoretical partner groups in Europe
– Two months secondment in the Atom Probe tomography group

Further Information

Please send your application online in until 30/01/2018 by clicking on the apply online button

Please indicate if you like to apply to both PhD positions or if one of the two PhD thesis topics is preferred.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Category: Other. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €30'000 - €40'000.