Postdoc in Nanofabrication 893740

The Department of Physics and Astronomy / iNano and the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University are hosting a research project SunTune, funded by Innovation Fund Denmark. The goal of this project is to devise methods for improving the efficiency of solar cells by utilizing the long-wavelength light from the sun. The project employs nanotechnology for enhancing up-conversion of the photons, which have too low energy to be absorbed in the cell. For more details, see

For the SunTune project, we are seeking a candidate for a 22 month postdoc. The candidate must have obtained his/her PhD degree and must have proven experience in electron-beam lithography. The postdoc will contribute to the manufacturing of nano-engineered materials for upconversion and will as such be a key person for the material-synthesis part of the research project. Knowledge of electron microscopy, RF-magnetron sputtering, and standard clean-room techniques is also required. In addition, the postdoc should enjoy daily interaction (co-supervision) of PhD, MSc and BSc students. Starting date is July 1, 2017.

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.  

For more information please contact Professor Peter Balling, 

Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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