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

You will explore the application of new composite phosphors (metal-organics, metal-organic frameworks, perovskites) for light-emitting devices, measure current-voltage characteristics, photoluminescence, absorption, and electroluminescence spectra, explore the use of nanophotonic structures to improve LED/OLED devices, and calculate models in CST and Comsol Multiphysics. 


The successful applicant will:

  • work on current research projects and publish scientific papers;
  • participate in educational activities, i.e. teach laboratory classes;
  • submit applications for grants, scholarships, awards;
  • supervise students;
  • represent the Faculty and share the results of their work at conferences and meetings.


  • basic physics/chemistry/electrical engineering education or optics;
  • good grades in major subjects;
  • experience of work in a research group or research work in a similar area;
  • knowledge of English: B2 (Upper-Intermediate);
  • well-developed information analysis skills and decision-making skills;
  • proactivity, result orientation;
  • sharing our values and principles.

This would be an advantage:

  • software skills: MATLAB, Comsol, CST; Python programming skills;
  • experience with equipment/participation in experiments;
  • publications in scientific journals, including those with first authorship;
  • conference presentation experience;
  • internship experience.


  • work at the intersection of physics, chemistry, and optics;
  • participation in R&D and work with industry on the subject of the project;
  • 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;
  • possible business trips for experiments on the equipment of external collaborators in other universities/cities/countries;
  • 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