Postdoctoral Positions available
Postdoctoral Fellow positions (2) are available for ambitious and productive applicants in the laboratory of Prof Mmantsae Moche Diale. The lab investigates novel research in photovoltaics materials and devices. Applicants should have strong background in one or more of the following disciplines: Physics, Chemistry or Material Science.
Candidates should have a PhD degree and be an excellent experimentalist.
Curriculum Vitae and three references should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MSc – Different research projects in Nanostructured Materials for solar cell applications. The time range is from 1 to 2 years. No student will be allowed to study MSc more than 2 years.
- PhD – Projects in Artificial Photosynthesis and Photovoltaic materials and devices. PhD is minimum 3 years and maximum 4 years. No student will be allowed to continue work within this group beyond 4 years.
- Post-doctoral – Photovoltaic Solar Cells: Materials Physics and Chemistry of Halide Perovskites; Biohybrid solar cell, Nanostructured materials for Plasmonics solar cells.
We are interested in high calibre candidates who can bring excellent skills to this pressing area of research. Potential students must be reliable, self-starters and innovative. The PhD degree in this group is marked by publications and innovation. While it is possible to finish the PhD in 3 years, it is better to plan a 4 year PhD. No student will be allowed to continue in the group beyond 4 years.
To be admitted to the group, candidates must have MSc in Physics or Material Science. If your degree is in engineering, you must have passed basic courses in physics: Electrodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics and mathematical Methods of Physics at honours level. In addition, students must have passed an elective in Solid State Physics or Biophysics. A course in Labview program, or undergraduate chemistry and mathematics at third year level is an added advantage.
Postdoctoral candidates are most welcome. The candidates must be prepared to work within the major three areas of solar energy research. In addition, candidates must be innovative and be highly motivated. Funding is available for potential PhD candidates.
Funding is available for South African Students via the National Research Foundation. Other potential students can be funded through the competitive funds from the University of Pretoria. Potential students with funding from their countries are welcome. MSc applications are only for South African Students, unless you have your own funding. MSc is 2 years maximum.