Perovskite Solar Cell Research Fellow and Perovskite Optoelectronics Research Fellow

Sydney, Australia
27 May 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Physics

Reference no. 745/0520F

  • Opportunity to contribute to the research and development of the Perovskite research project – working closely with Professor Anita Ho-Baillie
  • Located at the CBD Campus, Camperdown – join a community of world-class scientists at the School of Physics!
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed-term contract. Salary: $106,343p.a. (Level B,1) plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for two new positions: Perovskite Solar Cell Research Fellow & Perovskite Optoelectronics Research Fellow to work within the Perovskite research group led by Prof. Anita Ho-Baillie – John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience based at the Sydney Nano Hub, University of Sydney.

The Perovskite research group aims to advance breakthroughs with the aim of dramatically increasing the performance of the state of the art perovskite-based solar cells and optoelectronic devices including tandem solar cells (perovskite-perovskite tandem or perovskite-Si tandem solar cells), large area solar cells or modules, optoelectronics (e.g., LED's (including IR and UV), nanowire lasers, memristorfor applications in optics, telecommunications, sterilization, on-chip devices and neural networks.).

The successful appointee will be responsible for the design and demonstration of high-performance perovskite devices listed above, work collaboratively with other team members within Ho-Baillie’s research group at the University of Sydney, as well as liaising with collaborative research partners

Key responsibilities will include:

  • developing process sequence, characterisation of techniques and advanced measuring methods for high performance perovskite devices
  • developing encapsulation technologies for independent certification when required
  • working closely with other team members on establishing and maintaining safety and laboratory best practice protocols
  • Working with other team members on managing and maintaining operations of the laboratory
  • exploring new research opportunities and assisting in developing new research proposals
  • assisting in intellectual property protection and assisting in liaising with industry partners for technology transfer
  • building and expanding new research collaboration opportunities
  • preparation of manuscript for publication in high impact scientific journals
  • preparation of presentations related to perovskite tandem research
  • assisting in the supervision of undergraduate, masters and PhD students within Ho-Baillie’s group

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Perovskite Solar Cell Research Fellow & Perovskite Optoelectronics Research Fellow who possesses experience in the following areas:

  • A PhD in physics, chemistry, photovoltaics, materials science or other closely-related science or engineering subjects.
  • a strong scientific background with hands-on experience in fabrication and characterisations of perovskite-based solar cells or opto-electronic devices
  • a strong track record of demonstrating and reporting innovative optoelectronic or solar-cell design and device modelling reflected by high quality journal publications
  • proven excellence in communication skills, collaborating with research partners including industry partners, suppliers, and manufacturers
  • proven ability to independently plan and conduct high level research for generating outcome for high quality journal publications
  • proven proficiency in various software - data analytics and modelling is required for this project
  • ability to demonstrate, fabricate and characterise high performance devices including ability to commence preliminary work for proof of concept.
  • proven knowledge and skills of solar cell and optoelectronic device fundamentals, device modeling and device characterisation
  • (desirable, not essential) experience with 2D perovskite, lead free, Cs based or all inorganic, perovskite-perovskite tandem or perovskite-Si tandem, large area solar cells or modules, IR LED's or UV LED's

About us

The School of Physics at the University of Sydney is the leading Physics department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. Our 114 academic staff and 157 postgraduate students conduct research across a vast range of interests from nanoparticles to clusters of galaxies and from theoretical modelling to laboratory experiments. With the support of 20+ professional, technical and administrative staff, the School of Physics teaches to a cohort of approximately 274 equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) undergraduate students. With access to supercomputers, modern laboratory facilities and observatories, locally, nationally and internationally, the School of Physics is the premier environment for physics education and research. The School of Physics is committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access and opportunity. We want to create an environment where individuality is welcomed and celebrated. We are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.

We’re Australia's first university and have a global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students. We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 7450520F to apply.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 28 June 2020 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.