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1. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Printable Gas Sensors for Sustainability-Focused Applications (Requires Electrical/Electronic Engineering Background)

Are you passionate about pushing the boundaries of gas sensors and printable semiconductors to create a sustainable future?  Join our dynamic Sustainable Optoelectronics Research Group, led by Prof. Vincenzo Pecunia, PhD Cantab FIMMM PEng SMIEEE, at the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University (Canada). We are excited to announce a Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on developing cutting-edge gas sensors with a sustainability edge.

In this exciting project, our objective is to develop an innovative multi-gas sensor platform by utilizing printable semiconductors to enhance the capabilities of self-powered gas sensors for sustainability-focused applications. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for developing and characterizing gas sensors using emerging printable materials, engineering a specialized signal acquisition front-end, and applying machine learning techniques for data processing.

Key Application Requirements:

  • PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a focus on electronics and sensors based emerging electronic materials (e.g., organic semiconductors, carbon nanotubes, metal oxides, 2D semiconductors, and perovskites).
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in circuit design and machine learning.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence with a cumulative grade point average of 3.9/4.33 (or equivalent in other grading scales) in all prior degrees.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of the English language.
  • Eligibility for a work permit for Canada if you are not a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

Only applications meeting all key requirements above will be considered. If any requirement is not met, your application will not be considered for this opportunity.

How to Apply:

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey in gas sensor research for sustainability? Don't miss this opportunity! Send your CV, academic transcripts for your prior degrees (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD), a cover letter outlining your research interests and plans, and contact details of three referees as one single PDF using the form at the bottom of this page.

Only applications submitted through the process specified above will be considered for this opportunity. Applications sent through other means, such as email or LinkedIn, or lacking any of the required materials will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications:

Until vacancy is filled.

Desired Start Date:

March 1, 2024. 

2. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Printable Gas Sensors for Sustainability-Focused Applications (Requires Materials Science and Engineering Background)

Are you passionate about pushing the boundaries of gas sensors and printable semiconductors to create a sustainable future?  Join our dynamic Sustainable Optoelectronics Research Group, led by Prof. Vincenzo Pecunia, PhD Cantab FIMMM PEng SMIEEE, at the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University (Canada). We are excited to announce a Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on developing cutting-edge gas sensors with a sustainability edge.

In this exciting project, our objective is to develop an innovative multi-gas sensor platform by utilizing printable semiconductors to enhance the capabilities of self-powered gas sensors for sustainability-focused applications. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for developing and characterizing gas sensors using emerging printable materials for sustainability-focused applications.

Key Application Requirements:

  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or cognate disciplines, with a focus on chemiresistive gas sensors based on emerging electronic materials (e.g., organic semiconductors, carbon nanotubes, metal oxides, 2D semiconductors, and perovskites).
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in materials deposition and characterization.
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in gas sensor fabrication and characterization.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence with a cumulative grade point average of 3.9/4.33 (or equivalent in other grading scales) in all prior degrees.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of the English language.
  • Eligibility for a work permit for Canada if you are not a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

Only applications meeting all key requirements above will be considered. If any requirement is not met, your application will not be considered for this opportunity.

How to Apply:

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey in gas sensor research for sustainability? Don't miss this opportunity! Send your CV, academic transcripts for your prior degrees (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD), a cover letter outlining your research interests and plans, and contact details of three referees as one single PDF using the form at the bottom of this page.

Only applications submitted through the process specified above will be considered for this opportunity. Applications sent through other means, such as email or LinkedIn, or lacking any of the required materials will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications:

Until vacancy is filled.

Desired Start Date:

March 1, 2024. 

3. Master's Studentship in Printable Gas Sensors for Sustainability-Focused Applications 

Are you passionate about pushing the boundaries of gas sensors and printable semiconductors to create a sustainable future?  Join our dynamic Sustainable Optoelectronics Research Group, led by Prof. Vincenzo Pecunia, PhD Cantab FIMMM PEng SMIEEE, at the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University (Canada). We are excited to announce a Master's studentship focused on developing cutting-edge gas sensors with a sustainability edge.

In this exciting project, we aim to advance gas sensor technology, harnessing the power of printable semiconductors to design self-powered gas sensors for sustainability-driven applications.

While researching at the Sustainable Optoelectronics Research Group, you will pursue a Master's in Sustainable Energy Engineering. This program will equip you with the  knowledge and skillset needed to tackle the sustainability challenges of our time.

Key Application Requirements:

  • Bachelor's in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechatronics Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or cognate disciplines.
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in programming using LabVIEW or Python.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence with a cumulative grade point average of 3.9/4.33 (or equivalent in other grading scales) in Bachelor's program.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of the English language.
  • Compliance with all Simon Fraser University admission requirements for graduate studies.
  • Eligibility for a study permit for Canada if you are not a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

Only applications meeting all key requirements above will be considered. If any requirement is not met, your application will not be considered for this opportunity.

How to Apply:

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey in gas sensor and optoelectronic research for sustainability? Don't miss this opportunity! Send your CV, academic transcripts for your Bachelor's degree, a cover letter outlining your research interests, and contact details of two referees as one single PDF using the form at the bottom of this page.

Only applications submitted through the process specified above will be considered for this opportunity. Applications sent through other means, such as email or LinkedIn, or lacking any of the required materials will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications:

Until vacancy is filled.

4. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Green-Solvent-Processed Perovskite Solar Cells 

We are excited to announce a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on harnessing green solvents for cutting-edge perovskite solar cells. The position is embedded within our dynamic Sustainable Optoelectronics Research Group, led by Prof. Vincenzo Pecunia, PhD Cantab FIMMM PEng SMIEEE, at the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University (Canada). Our Group is at the forefront of research in perovskites and other printable semiconductors, with the goal of gaining insights into and engineering their photoelectronic properties to enhance the performance of solar cells and optoelectronic devices.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the responsibility of formulating and characterizing innovative inks based on green solvents for perovskite solar cells, optimizing the deposition conditions to ensure the formation of high-quality layers, and integrating such layers into cutting-edge perovskite solar cells. 

Key Application Requirements:

  • PhD in materials science, physics, electronic engineering, chemistry, or cognate areas within the last five years.
  • A minimum of three years of proven experience in perovskite photovoltaics research, encompassing various aspects such as the synthesis of halide perovskites, the production of perovskite solar cells, and the characterization of both their materials and device properties.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence with a cumulative grade point average of 3.9/4.33 (or equivalent in other grading scales) in all prior degrees.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of the English language.
  • Eligibility for a work permit for Canada if you are not a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

How to Apply:

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey in solar cell research? Don't miss this opportunity! Send your CV, academic transcripts for your prior degrees (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD), a cover letter outlining your research interests and plans, and contact details of three referees as one single PDF using the form at the bottom of this page.

Only applications submitted through the process specified above will be considered for this opportunity. Applications sent through other means, such as email or LinkedIn, or lacking any of the required materials will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications:

Until vacancy is filled.

5. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Perovskite Photovoltaics for Solar-Driven Clean Hydrogen Production (Requires Electrolysis Background)

We are seeking enthusiastic candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellowship to harness perovskite solar cells for solar-driven clean hydrogen production. The position is embedded within the dynamic Sustainable Optoelectronics Research Group at the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University (Canada). Our Group is at the forefront of research in perovskites and other printable semiconductors for clean energy applications. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be jointly supervised by Dr. Vincenzo Pecunia, expert in perovskites and printable solar cells, and Dr. Min Xu, expert in applied electrochemistry.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for integrating and characterizing perovskite solar cells with electrolyzers, optimizing the fabrication conditions to achieve efficient hydrogen production under solar illumination.

Key Application Requirements:

  • PhD in materials science, nanotechnology, chemistry, or cognate areas within the last five years.
  • A minimum of three years of proven experience and in the field of (photo-)electrolysis, with a preference given to those with expertise in water electrolysis.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence with a cumulative grade point average of 3.9/4.33 (or equivalent in other grading scales) in all prior degrees.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of the English language.
  • Eligibility for a work permit for Canada if you are not a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

Only applications meeting all key requirements above will be considered. If any requirement is not met, your application will not be considered for this opportunity.

How to Apply:

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey in next-generation photovoltaics for clean hydrogen production? Don't miss this opportunity! Send your CV, academic transcripts for your prior degrees (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD), a cover letter outlining your research interests and plans, and contact details of three referees as one single PDF using the form at the bottom of this page.

Only applications submitted through the process specified above will be considered for this opportunity. Applications sent through other means, such as email or LinkedIn, or lacking any of the required materials will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications:

December 28, 2023.

6. Master's Studentships in Tandem Perovskite Solar Cells

We are seeking enthusiastic candidates for two Master's studentships to harness printable perovskite semiconductors for efficient tandem solar cells. The positions are embedded within the dynamic Sustainable Optoelectronics Research Group, led by Prof. Vincenzo Pecunia, PhD Cantab FIMMM PEng SMIEEE, at the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University (Canada). Our Group is at the forefront of research in perovskites and other printable semiconductors for clean energy applications.

While researching at the Sustainable Optoelectronics Research Group, you will pursue a Master's in Sustainable Energy Engineering. This program will equip you with the knowledge and skillset needed to tackle the sustainability challenges of our time.

Key Application Requirements:

  • Bachelor's in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechatronics Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or cognate disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience in solar cells, semiconductors, or optoelectronics.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence with a cumulative grade point average of 3.9/4.33 (or equivalent in other grading scales) in Bachelor's program.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of the English language.
  • Compliance with all Simon Fraser University admission requirements for graduate studies.

  • Eligibility for a study permit for Canada if you are not a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

Only applications meeting all key requirements above will be considered. If any requirement is not met, your application will not be considered for this opportunity.

How to Apply:

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey in next-generation photovoltaics? Don't miss this opportunity! Send your CV, academic transcripts for your Bachelor's program, a cover letter outlining your research interests, and contact details of three referees as one single PDF using the form at the bottom of this page.

Only applications submitted through the process specified above will be considered for this opportunity. Applications sent through other means, such as email or LinkedIn, or lacking any of the required materials will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications:

December 28, 2023.

We welcome and encourage applications from individuals belonging to underrepresented groups, as diversity is an essential component of our research environment and fosters creativity and innovation.

Join us in our mission to expand the horizons of knowledge and innovation. Take the first step by applying today using the form below! Carefully follow the position-specific instructions for submitting the required application materials.