Postdoctoral position in OLED photonics and method development

School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in simulation of thermally activated delayed fluoresence organic light emitting diodes and method development. The position will involve simulation of OLED aggregates and OLEDs in the condensed phase by GW/BSE, time dependent Hartree-Fock and molecular dynamics methods. Qualified candidates must demonstrate that they are capable of contributing to development of the Exciton code [1,2].

The candidate will have a PhD in quantum chemistry, computational condensed matter physics or closely related field. He or she will be expected to contribute to code development and maintenance and ideally will have experience in code development. Programming experience in C or Fortran and MPI is required. Prior experience in molecular dynamics, DFT simulation and especially many-body methods are desired.

The project will be focussed on investigation of the mechanism of thermally activated delayed fluoresence (TADF) . Absorption and fluoresence by TADF molecules in aggregates or in the condensed phase will be studied by a range of many-body methods. Molecular dynamics will be and first principles methods will be used to generate structures of excited state ensembles. Part of the duties of the research fellow will be maintenance and further development of the Exciton code, in particular GW and BSE modules for periodic systems in a local orbital basis. The project will make use of local and national computiing facilities at the Irish Centre for High End Computing.

The position is available from 1st October 2020 for one year with the possibility of renewal for a further two years. The starting salary is in the range €38,600 to €45,900 plus pension contributions.

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s oldest university, situated in the centre of Dublin and offers a very attractive setting for work and leisure The School of Physics has 28 academics working in condensed matter theory and experiment, photonics, energy science and astrophysics.

Application process Send a CV, cover letter, the names of three referees and a description of your research and code development experience and achievements to by 30th June 2020.