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PostDoc (f/m/d) Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences
Fixed-term contract until 30. June 2022
Full-time (40 hours/week)
Intended salary: pay group E13 TV-L
The above mentioned position is to be filled at the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences / Felix Bloch Institute for Solid State Physics / Structure and
Properties of Complex Materials Group at the earliest possible date.
The group headed by Professor Claudia Schnohr investigates the correlation between structure and properties of complex semiconductors. To that end, the group
applies advanced characterisation techniques, in particular synchrotron based methods such as X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). In a BMBF funded project, a
new experimental setup for the detection of X-ray induced optical luminescence (XEOL) is to be implemented at the storage ring PETRA III in collaboration with the
University of Luxembourg and the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg. Structural and electronic defects in high-efficiency thin film solar cells will then be
investigated and identified using this new setup. The place of work is at first DESY in Hamburg and later on either DESY in Hamburg or the University of Leipzig.
Installation of a XEOL setup at the XAS Beamline P65 of PETRA III (DESY) and participation in its implementation into the existing IT infrastructure, demonstration of the operational readiness and the capabilities of the new setup
Investigation of deep defects in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 and Cu(In,Ga)S2 thin film solar cells using XEOL and XAS, presentation and publication of the results
Project administration (preparation of progress reports and the final report, etc.)
PhD in Physics (or equivalent) with excellent grades
Experience with optical spectroscopy (in particular photoluminescence spectroscopy) and/or synchrotron based analytical techniques (in particular X-ray absorption spectroscopy)
detailed knowledge of solid state physics and semiconductor physics
Knowledge in the fields of measuring technology and electronics as well as vacuum technology, refrigeration technology and high voltage technology welcome
programming experience, in particular with Python and C/C++, welcome
highly motivated, independent and responsible as well as communicative and team-minded in an international scientific working environment
excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
Please send your application including the common documents and quoting the Reference Code 254/2019 by 7. November 2019 to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Universität Leipzig
Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften
Herrn Dekan Professor Dr. Jürgen Haase
Linnéstraße 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
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