Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is currently seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher with an extensive hands-on experience in multistep organic synthesis to join their Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) Chemistry Team in Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
Location: Merck Chemicals Ltd., Chilworth, Southampton, UK
Your primary role will be to carry out the design, synthesis, purification and analysis of new materials for commercial OPV applications. You will use your ability, experience and knowledge to develop novel materials and an in-depth understanding of the parameters controlling their performance and quality. You will work with a talented multi-disciplinary team of people, contribute to the generation of intellectual property and support product scale-up and introduction to customers.
- Degree in chemistry in the field of organic synthesis plus applicable experience, PhD degree preferred
- Hands-on experience in synthesis and purification of aromatic compounds as well as conjugated polymers
- Experience in the field of organic electronics would be an advantage
- Excellent command of common analytical tools, such as NMR, HPLC, GCMS and GPC.