Empa - the place where innovation starts

Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
The Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics is known for its innovative research in the field of inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid thin film photovoltaic and battery technologies. The Laboratory holds the world record for energy conversion efficiency of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) and CdTe solar cells on flexible substrates and strives to further improve the state of the art of thin film photovoltaic technologies including innovative low-cost approaches. We are offering a
PhD student in the field of thin-film solar cells

We are looking for a student motivated to contribute to the development of the next generation photovoltaic devices. Specifically the researcher in this position is responsible for the advancement of emerging inorganic solar cells based on the CZTSSe kesterite material system. Several challenges have to be overcome to ensure a further efficiency progress of kesterite solar cells including the identification of dominant recombination mechanisms in solar cell devices.


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The work will be carried out at Empa-Dübendorf and eventually lead to a PhD degree from ETH-Zürich. We offer an international, highly stimulating research environment with excellent infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surroundings with plenty of possibilities for personal and professional development. You will work on important and promising solutions to the global energy problem in an international environment. The preferred starting date is September 1st 2020.

For further information about the position please contact Dr Romain Carron romain.carron@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s207 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, Cristina Marinoni, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.