Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry Division has an opening for a Postdoc -- Organic and Hybrid Electronic Materials.
What You Will Do:
Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry Division offers an exciting Postdoctoral position to work in the area of functional organic and hybrid electronic or porous materials. Guided by tailored molecular design, the candidate will work on exploratory research projects of molecular and macromolecular materials with defined nanostructures. The specific activities will encompass the synthesis of organic and hybrid semiconducting materials, such as conjugated polymers, covalent organic frameworks and organohalide perovskites, and their advanced applications in the energy spaces. In addition to materials synthesis, characterization skills using electronic devices (FETs, LEDs, PVs, etc.), microscopes (SEM, TEM, AFM) and X-ray/neutron scattering are highly desirable. The candidate will work in the Organic and Macromolecular Synthesis Facility of the Molecular Foundry, one of the nation's five Nanoscale Science Research Centers, and work with a team of scientists consisting of students, postdocs and staff from the Molecular Foundry Division and across the Berkeley Lab.
Plan and perform experiments for the synthesis and manipulation of organic and hybrid materials systems, such as organic semiconductors, functional polymers and covalent organic frameworks.
Characterization of optoelectronic properties in device geometries (OFETs, OPVs, etc) as well as the related charge, mass or ion transport processes.
Characterize nanostructures and interfaces using advanced microscopic techniques (SEM, TEM, AFM, etc).
Communicate research progress within the group and report results externally through conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
What is Required:
Ph.D. (within the last five years) in Chemistry, Polymer Science or a related field with experience in materials sciences and engineering. The prior accumulative postdoctoral research time should be no more than three years.
Proficient in solution based organic synthesis and characterization of solution and thin film optoelectronic materials.
Experiences in microscope characterization techniques (AFM, SEM, TEM) and X-ray diffraction are strongly preferred.
Solution based processing skills and device characterization of optoelectronic materials is a plus.
Critical analysis and communication skills should be demonstrated through research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled
This is a full time, 2 years, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
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Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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