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Research Position in Group Solar Energy Materials and Systems, SEMS (Grant agreement no 284486, ENERGY.2011.2.1-2)



Project  No. : NMP4-LA-2011-284486
Barcelona, 9th May 2012

Project Acronym: SCALENANO

Project title: Development and scale-up of nanostructured based materials and processes for low cost high efficiency chalcogenide based photovoltaics (Grant agreement no: 284486, ENERGY.2011.2.1-2)
Advanced Materials for Energy Applications
Head of the Area: Prof. Joan Ramon Morante
Group: Solar Energy Materials and Systems, SEMS
Group Leader: Prof. Alejandro Pérez Rodríguez

Call for a Research Position

The group of Solar Energy Materials and Systems (SEMS) from the area of Advanced Materials for Energy announces an Experienced Research position available for a highly motivated candidate to work in a Marie Curie Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAAP) Project.

The candidate will carry out a multidisciplinary activity with the final aim of the development and scale-up of new processes based on nanostructured materials for the production of high efficiency and low cost photovoltaic devices and modules compatible with mass production requirements. SCALENANO project proposes the development of alternative environmental friendly and vacuum free processes based on the electrodeposition of nanostructured precursors with the objective to achieve a much more efficient exploitation of the cost saving and efficiency potential of CIGS based PV. The project also includes the exploration and development of alternative new processes with very high potential throughput and process rate based in the use of printing technique with novel nanoparticle ink formulations and new cost effectife deposition techniques.

Candidate must have a PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material/Electronics Engineering or equivalent. Previous experience in Thin Film Photovoltaic Technology, especially in CIGS technology will be also very valuable for the position. The candidate will work in the framework of the WP1, WP2, WP4 and WP6 of the SCALENANO project. The receptor Group at IREC, is one of the reference Group in Thin Films Photovoltaic Technology in Spain, ensuring a high level scientific and technological work, with several publication in high impact factor journals by year and working in a very modern Laboratory with a very friendly and professional environment.

Additional information:
- CV, personal references and a motivation letter have to be sent to Prof. Alejandro Pérez Rodríguez ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Dr. Edgardo Saucedo ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), before June 15th 2012.
- Duration of the contract: 18 months
- Starting date: 1st September 2012
- Gross salary: 32.500,00 Euros/year

The recruitment process will follow the guidelines of the European Charter of Researchers. Further information can be directly obtained from: or Dr. Edgardo Saucedo ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Deadline for applications: June 15th 2012, 12:00 AM (Spain local time)
Incorporation: 1st August- 1st September 2012

coordinated by IREC