Doctoral researchers (PhD students) in Physics (Solar Cells)
Université du Luxembourg
Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg
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Your Role

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancies in the Laboratory for photovoltaics in the frame of a research project, funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche.

The Laboratory for Photovoltaics and the Scanning Probe Microscopy group investigate thin film solar cells, which have a shorter energy pay back time than conventional solar cells.

The successful candidates will prepare thin film solar cells, based on chalcopyrite (Cu(InGa)Se2) and perovskites. One candidate will concentrate on opto-electronic analysis, the other one on scanning probe microscopy to understand and mitigate limitations of current solar cells.

The doctoral candidates will be members of the Department of Physics and Materials Science within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Luxembourg.

They will perform research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Siebentritt and Prof. Dr. Redinger.


  • Preparation by co-evaporation of chalcopyrite and perovskite films and solar cells
  • Photoluminescence analysis
  • Scanning Probe microscopy
  • Data analysis and modelling
  • Publications in international journals and conferences
  • Writing a thesis
  • Your Profile

  • Master degree in Physics (or equivalent) with excellent grades
  • Good background in solid state physics, preferably in solar cells, semiconductors
  • Self-motivated, committed and curious
  • Creative and able to think independently
  • Excellent command of English
  • Offer

  • Exciting topic in solar energy
  • Friendly international team
  • Modern, well equipped laboratory
  • Committed supervisors
  • Competitive remuneration
  • In Short

  • Contract Type : 36 months initial contract (extendable up to 48 if required)
  • Number of positions : 2
  • Work Hours : Temps plein 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location : Belval
  • Employee and student status
  • Foreseen starting date : February 2021
  • Job Reference : UOL03754
  • Further Information

    Candidates should submit the following documents in English (incomplete dossiers will not be considered) :

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae, incl. publication list
  • Copies of diplomas, including grade reports and transcript of courses taken
  • simple copies and translations are fine)

    Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system.

    Applications by email will not be considered.

    The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

    Here’s what awaits you at the University

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