Join us

We are always looking for talented and highly enthusiastic scientists to join our team. 

If you are enthusiastic about our research and want to join our group, please send your CV, a one-page letter of motivation and contact details of two academic referees by email to Dr. Derya Baran.

Applicants for a MS or PhD position should also provide the transcripts of the marks received for their undergraduate and graduate degrees.


OMEGALAB is Hiring!

2/03/19

  • Project: Ternary organic solar cells

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate university with a diverse community on the shores of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia. Prof. Baran’s research group OMEGALAB (omegalabresearch.com) focus on engineering smart materials for energy harvesting devices such as solar cells and thermoelectrics located in a 3000 m2 lab space area in KAUST Solar Center.

 We are seeking an exceptional postdoctoral candidate to work on ternary organic solar cells, where the successful candidate will be advised by Prof. Baran, leading scientist in organic solar cells field. The competitive candidate should hold a PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics or Engineering and have a combined expertise in device physics, organic materials processing, solution processed solar cells and experience with device fabrication, have a great proven publication track record, and excellent oral and written communications skills in English. The candidate will be a team player dedicated to attaining first-authored publications in high-impact journals and cultivating skills as a colleague and also as a mentor, devoting a portion of their time to mentoring graduate students in the group and developing new research directions.

 The project involves fundamental understanding of multiple-component single junction solar cells using device engineering and physics to understand the voltage limitations, non-radiative losses and stability for record device efficiencies. It includes multiple international partners, which allows the candidate to be as visiting research scientist in the respected labs.

Applications are sought for an anticipated 2-year position (the initial appointment will be for 1 year, with reappointment for a 2nd year contingent on performance).  The position will include a competitive salary based on the candidate’s qualifications; other benefits include medical and dental insurance, free furnished housing on the KAUST campus, annual paid vacation, and other generous benefits within KAUST policies. 

Applications should be sent before June 1st , 2019, to Prof. Derya Baran (derya.baran@kaust.edu.sa) at KAUST. Please list 2 referees who have confirmed that they are willing to supply letters of reference upon request.

 

18/02/19

  • Joint postdoctoral fellowship at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and University of Toronto
    Project: Next-generation colloidal quantum dot solids and devices

    Description:

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate university with a diverse community on the shores of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia. Prof. Baran’s research group OMEGALAB (omegalabresearch.com) focuses on engineering smart materials for energy harvesting devices such as solar cells and thermoelectrics. The lab is located in a 3000 m2 lab space area in KAUST Solar Center.

    University of Toronto (U of T) is a globally top-ranked research university in Canada. Prof. Sargent’s group (www.light.utoronto.ca) unites chemistry, physics, and engineering within eight experimental laboratories at U of T. Our mission is to advance the physics and chemistry of optoelectronic materials and devices, and to apply this knowledge to address key challenges in sustainable energy.

    We are seeking an extraordinary candidate for a joint postdoctoral fellowship between KAUST and U of T. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment and reside principally at KAUST. The candidate will be co-advised by Prof. Baran and Prof. Sargent and will have the opportunity to spend extended periods of time at U of T and will be appointed as visiting researcher at U of T.

    Candidates should hold a PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics or Engineering and have proven expertise in materials processing, materials science and device physics; experience with device fabrication and characterization ideally in thermoelectrics or transistors using at least one of {colloidal quantum dots, perovskites, organics}; have an excellent publication record and excellent oral and written communications skills in English.

    The project – funded through a competitive research grant – is aimed at building solution-processed next- generation CQD thermoelectric devices that, through fundamental advances in the science of quantum dot and quantum-dot-in-perovskite solids, achieve new global performance records in figures of merit and stability, and enable high-power-output nanogenerators.

    The candidate will be a team player dedicated to attaining first-authored publications in high-impact journals and cultivating skills as a colleague and also as a mentor, devoting a portion of their time to mentoring graduate students in the group and developing new research directions. The position is ideal for a highly motivated, creative researcher in view of joint infrastructure and possibility to conduct experiments and explore collaborations within KAUST and U of T.

    Applications are sought for an anticipated 2-year position (the initial appointment will be for 1 year, with reappointment for a 2nd year contingent on performance). The position will include a competitive salary based on the candidate’s qualifications; other benefits include medical and dental insurance, free furnished housing on the KAUST campus, annual paid vacation, and other generous benefits within KAUST policies.

    Applications should be sent before June 1st , 2019, to Prof. Derya Baran (derya.baran@kaust.edu.sa) at KAUST. Please list 2 referees who are willing to supply letters of reference upon request.