PhD student (junior researcher) position in the area of perovskite thin-film optoelectronics

The Faculty of Physics of ITMO University invites a PhD student to join the team and work in the area of perovskite thin-film optoelectronics.

You will create and study new perovskite-based thin-film devices for optoelectronic cascade devices: solar cells, modules, and memory devices. This work is carried out at the intersection of chemistry, physics, and materials science. It includes the synthesis of thin films (by physical and chemical methods), measurements of optoelectronic properties, optical properties, and study of morphological changes in films. Numerical calculations experience is highly desirable.


The successful applicant will:

  • work on current research projects and publish scientific papers;
  • present works at international conferences;
  • participate in educational activities, i.e. teach laboratory classes;
  • submit applications for grants, scholarships, awards;
  • supervise students;
  • communicate with foreign researchers.


  • basic physics/chemistry education;
  • good grades in major subjects;
  • experience of work in scientific laboratories;
  • knowledge of English: B2 (Upper-Intermediate);
  • confident use of PC;
  • well-developed information analysis skills and decision-making skills;
  • proactivity, result orientation;
  • sharing the values and principles of the Faculty and the laboratory;
  • experience of participating in conferences and writing scientific articles.

This would be an advantage:

  • skills in professional software: MATLAB, Comsol Multiphysics, CST Microwave Studio, Origin, programming skills;
  • independent implementation of experiments;
  • publications in scientific journals, including those with first authorship;
  • conference presentation experience;
  • knowledge of English: B2 (Upper-Intermediate) or a higher level;
  • experience in applying for grants and scholarships;
  • foreign internships/double Master’s degree.


  • work at the intersection of semiconductor physics, chemistry, and optics;
  • opportunity to enter a joint (double) PhD program;
  • opportunity to receive an increased student allowance, student grants;
  • opportunity of Russian and foreign business trips;
  • opportunity to participate in international scientific conferences;
  • opportunity of participation in R&D and work with industry on the subject of the thesis;
  • young and professional team of Faculty employees, friendly environment;
  • strong corporate culture at the Faculty: weekly volleyball with colleagues, table tennis, New Year's corporate party, English courses, etc;
  • continuous development, fast professional growth and opportunity to move forward;
  • participation in the preparation and writing papers published in highly ranked journals;
  • interaction with acclaimed experts in the subject area;
  • opportunity to propose ideas and be heard;
  • corporate English classes for the employees;
  • work in the historic center of St. Petersburg;
  • annual paid leave;
  • social package: official employment, holidays in the corporate country recreation center, activities and events for employees and their children, etc.

Lomonosova st. 9, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation