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Post-doctoral position on ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy in colloidal quantum dots for infrared optoelectronic applications

ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences

ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.
The Functional Optoelectronic NanoMaterials group led by ICREA Prof. Gerasimos Konstantatos is looking for outstanding, creative and highly motivated researchers to join the group to contribute on activities towards highly performant, CMOS compatible, infrared colloidal quantum dot photodetectors and light emitters.
Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in Physics or Electrical Engineering, prior to taking up the position.
Positively valued will be demonstrated expertise on ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy and strong background on studying carrier dynamics in semiconductors and particularly quantum confined systems. The candidate will be working closely with synthetic chemists, physicists and device engineers to provide insights on carrier dynamics of infrared colloidal quantum dot films. The candidate will investigate carrier relaxation in doped and undoped QD systems and the dynamics of interband and intersubband transitions that are relevant for optoelectronic device operation. Prior expertise on transient absorption spectroscopy in the mid and long wave infrared will be positively evaluated.
ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions related to disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Salary is offered according to the institutional salary scales.
The contract is offered for periods of 1 year, renewable for a total of up to 3 years, depending on the performance of the incumbent and the progress of the project.
Additionally, a family allowance is also available on request and after corresponding approval for people with family charges in the terms described in the corresponding policy.

How to apply

Suitable candidates are requested to submit: Presentation letter with a declaration of interest, Curriculum Vitae, including contact details, The contact e-mail of two potential referees. Candidates may contact for formal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to For update information about the hosting group, please visit For updated information about ICFO, please visit Group Leader Apply for this job

Published on May 27, 2022

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