Research Associate in Semiconducting Polymer Synthesis

Job summary

Two post-doctoral research positions in synthetic polymer chemistry are currently available within the group of Professor Iain McCulloch at Imperial College, London.  The successful candidates will join an inter-disciplinary team working on the development of novel organic semiconducting materials for a range of organic electronic applications including phototvoltaics, spintronics and photocatalysis. 

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00441
  • Date posted 16 April 2019
  • Closing date 24 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

Two post-doctoral research positions in synthetic polymer chemistry are currently available within the group of Professor Iain McCulloch at Imperial College, London.  The successful candidates will join an inter-disciplinary team working on the development of novel organic semiconducting materials for a range of organic electronic applications including phototvoltaics, spintronics and photocatalysis. 

Duties and responsibilities

The roles will involve the synthesis of organic conjugated semiconducting polymers and small molecules.  You will be expected to interact with fabrication and measurement collaborators, as well as undertake materials characterization.  There is the opportunity to supervise research students, and manage external collaborations.

Essential requirements

You will have a PhD in Organic Polymer Chemistry, or a related field, with specific experience and understanding of state of the art metal mediated aromatic carbon – carbon coupling reactions of conjugated semiconducting polymers.  Applications are strongly encouraged from candidates who have demonstrated an ability to design high performing solution processable organic semiconductors for organic electronic applications. 

You will also have a strong publication record commensurate with your career stage, and experience of presenting work at international conferences. You will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with a creative approach to problem-solving, and the ability to organise your own work and meet project deadlines with minimal supervision.

Further information

For any additional clarification regarding the scientific aspects of the position, please contact Prof. Iain McCulloch (i.mcculloch@imperial.ac.uk).

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Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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