Post-Doc: Perovskite Solar Cell Development - NS-001

Preferred Disciplines: Physics (Post-Doc)
Project length: 1 year with an option to renew for up to 2 additional years
Approx. start date: As soon as possible
Location: Halifax, NS
No. of Positions: 2
Preferences: Post-Doc will register at Dalhousie University under Dr. Ian Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia 
Company: Rayleigh Solar Tech

About Company:

Rayleigh Solar Tech. Inc. (RST) is a solar energy research company that focuses on bringing novel and innovative solar technologies to market. RST is a spin-off company from Dalhousie University, and continues to work in close collaboration with The Organic Electronic Materials and Devices group led by Prof. Ian Hill.

We are currently focused on the commercialization of perovskite solar cells that offer an economical choice compared to existing solar cell technologies. Perovskite is a ‘thin-film’ technology that can be deposited on a variety of rigid or flexible substrates, opening the door to a host of novel applications.

RST specializes in solar research and development including device fabrication, and optimization. We are headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and work in collaboration with Dalhousie University, where the majority of our research takes place.

Summary of Project:

RST is developing a commercially viable perovskite based solar cell. At this time, RST is working to address the last barriers to commercialization including device optimization for high efficiency, low-cost, and long-term stability. The Researcher will work in collaboration with the Organic Electronic Materials and Devices group at Dalhousie University as a Postdoctoral researcher.

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • Fabrication and characterization of perovskite thin film solar cells


    • Development of device designs and process recipes to enable large-scale high-yield fabrication with minimum defect density and optimized uniformity.
    • Assessment of the efficiency, cost, and stability of fabricated solar cells

    Expertise and Skills Needed:

    • Semiconductor device physics
    • Design and fabrication of thin-film solar cells
    • Optical and electrical characterization of thin film material systems
    • Team player who enjoys working with different disciplines.
    • Contribute to building a positive team spirit.

    For more info or to apply to this applied research position, please

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    2. Interested students need to get the approval from their supervisor and send their CV along with a link to their supervisor’s university webpage by applying through the webform