Assistant Project Scientist at the Center for Polymers & Organic Solids at University of California Santa Barbara (JPF01441)
The Center for Polymers & Organic Solids (CPOS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time Assistant Project Scientist with the anticipated start date of April 1, 2019. The initial appointment with be for a duration of one year with the possibility of renewal. CPOS is looking for an exceptional individual with particular emphasis in the development of organic semiconductors for applications in optoelectronic devices.
Responsibilities will be to develop a new class of near-infrared absorbing organic semiconductors and to design and synthesize non-fullerene electron acceptors.
To meet the basic qualifications, all applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Biochemistry or related field and must have at least one year of previous Postdoctoral or equivalent experience such as in an industrial setting at the time of application.
For additional qualifications, the applicants must have at least four years of extensive expertise in the design and synthesis of molecular systems suitable for integration into solution processed organic solar cells including but not limited to design, synthesis, purification and molecular characterization of non-fullerene acceptors for use in thin film photovoltaic devices.
For preferred qualifications, successful candidates may have desirable qualifications including a strong background and demonstrated success in the design, synthesis, purification and molecular characterization of non-fullerene acceptors. Collaborations with industrial partners would be preferred.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to position.
Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
*Names and Contact Information for 3 References
*Statement of Relevant Previous Research Experience
Applications received by March 1, 2019, will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01441
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.