Doctoral student (f/m/d) (M.Sc. in Physics, Materials Sciences or equivalent)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB)

Berlin, Germany

Work group:

Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:


Reference No. EM 2020/9


The Department Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials is looking for


Doctoral student (f/m/d) (M.Sc. in Physics, Materials Sciences or equivalent)


Tasks


Investigation of the following issues:



  • Effects of In/Ga, S, and Ag on the collection and recombination behaviors in (Ag,Cu)(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 thin films and solar cells

  • Impact of [Ag]/[Cu] ratio on grain growth and decrease of defect densities

  • Collection and recombination behaviors in solar cells with passivated back contacts

Requirements

  • Master of Science (or equivalent) degree in material science or physics, with above-average grades
  • Demonstrated ability in preparative experimental work and methodology for material characterization
  • Ability to work constructively in a team as well as to solve problems independently
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Experience in electron microscopy of advantage

What we offer

HZB grants PhD positions for the development of qualified junior scientists. The PhD position is limited to 3 years. The salary will be paid according to 65% of TVöD E13 (wage agreement of public service), which, under specific conditions, can be increased to 75% of TVöD E13.

Further Information

PD Dr. Daniel Abou-Ras

+49 30 8062 43218

daniel.abou-ras@helmholtz-berlin.de

Closing Date: 10.04.2020


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: EM 2020/9