Available Postdoc and PhD Positions in the CPE

Research Associate in Evolutionary Screening of Coordination Cages

A Research Associate position in the Evolutionary Screening of Coordination Cages is available within the group of Dr. Kim Jelfs (jelfs-group.org) at the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. The successful candidate will work on the development and application of a range of molecular modelling techniques for the discovery of functional coordination cages built from metal and organic building blocks. These techniques will include cheminformatics, evolutionary algorithms and artificial intelligence, in addition to routine molecular simulations used for high-throughput simulations. As well as predicting specific synthetic targets, you will also uncover underlying design rules. 

This position will involve both the development and application of software written in Python and the use of existing computational chemistry software. There will be an opportunity to assist in the supervision of PhD candidates and undergraduate students working on these topics. The role will also involve close interactions with both experimental and computational collaborators.

The deadline for application is 27 November 2018. For further details, including instructions on how to apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT00304/research-associate-evolutionary-screening-coordination-cages.

Research Associate in Spectroscopy of Hybrid Solar Cells

A Research Associate Position in spectroscopy of hybrid solar cells within a RCUK funded project entitled “Strategic University Network to Revolutionise Indian Solar Energy (SUNRISE)” is available at Imperial College London. The Researcher will prepare hybrid inorganic – organic materials and investigate the parameters influencing perovskite solar cell performance and stability. They will use techniques such as steady state and time resolved laser based optical spectroscopy to also investigate charge separation / recombination in such devices. The project will involve collaboration with a large consortium involving leading research groups in India as well as groups in the UK (e.g. Swansea, London Southbank, Cambridge and Oxford). You should hold, or be about to hold a PhD in Chemistry or closely related subject. A background in hybrid solar cells, perovskite solar cells, expertise in transient optical spectroscopy, experience with solar cell fabrication and characterization, a strong publication record and the ability to write research papers is required. The ability to work within a mutli-disciplinary research group will also be important. 

The deadline for application is 11 November 2018. For further details, including instructions on how to apply, please see http://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT00295/research-associate-spectroscopy-hybrid-solar-cells