FOM-Institute AMOLF (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is looking for a tenure-track group leader in the field of photovoltaic solar energy conversion.  The successful candidate will leverage expertise in nanophotonics to help develop high-efficiency photovoltaics that can be fabricated at low costs. Candidates with strong physics, chemistry and/or materials science backgrounds related to:
- Novel ultrahigh-efficiency materials and designs (e.g. III-V, perovskites)
- Spectral shaping (e.g. via up/down conversion)
- Multijunction cells by molecular self-assembly
- Alternative photovoltaic energy conversion mechanism
are especially encouraged to apply, but highly innovative proposals in any area of solar energy conversion will be seriously considered.

The candidate’s independent research group will be part of the Light Management in New Photovoltaic Materials (LMPV) “Focus Group” at AMOLF, together with the research groups of Albert Polman, Erik Garnett and Bruno Ehrler. The LMPV Group is part of AMOLF’s Nanophotonics program that is composed of about 60 scientists. It is also part of Solardam, the Amsterdam collaboration of over 100 researchers in solar energy (AMOLF, University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam).
The group leader will be offered a competitive start-up package for equipment and PhD students to build up his/her own lab. Several competitive major research grant options for further extended support are available. Technical support staff will work closely with the new group leader to expedite research results and enable rapid development of the group’s laboratory.

The group leader position is equivalent to that of tenure-track assistant professor. The position is offered for a period of five years, with the possibility of tenure (permanent position and adjunct professorship at one of the Dutch universities) afterwards. To apply, submit an application letter, a research proposal (6 pages), resume with list of publications, and names of 3 references to For further details: see AMOLF is committed to diversity in the workplace. We particularly encourage applications from women for this position
The deadline for applications is April 19, 2015.  
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after that until the position is filled.

Prof. Dr. Albert Polman
Group Leader, Photonic Materials Group, AMOLF
Program Leader, FOM Focus group Light Management in New Photovoltaic Materials
Professor of Photonic Materials for Photovoltaics, University of Amsterdam
FOM Institute AMOLF, Science Park 104, 1098 XG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
tel. +31-20-7547100

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