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Degradation and Lifetime Studies on Organic Photovoltaic Devices

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Colorado - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 21/12/2011
Company Name NREL
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Degradation and Lifetime Studies on Organic Photovoltaic Devices
Golden, CO
Postdoctoral Researcher
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation’s primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. NREL's National Center for Photovoltaics, Process Technology and Advanced Concepts group, is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to perform creative scientific research on the degradation and ultimate lifetime of organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. This will involve the development of new techniques to study the mechanisms of degradation and lifetime of organic solar cells and approaches to eliminate degradation pathways.
The assignment is for one year with possible renewal for up to three years.
The researcher will study the degradation mechanisms and evaluate the lifetime of OPV devices. The candidate will utilize new and existing materials and device architectures to effectively evaluate the degradation mechanisms important for understanding the stability and lifetime of organic solar cells. He/she will evaluate the degradation of new contact layer materials, new active layer materials, and alternative electrode and barrier materials for OPV devices. These studies will require both the devolvement of novel experimental techniques as well as the use of existing optical, structural, and electrical characterization tools.

Extensive interactions with industrial collaborators will be required, and the applicant must be amenable to working in a large and diverse research team. The candidate will need a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality scientific work with strong scientific writing and presentation skills so as to present at national and international conferences and publish the work in peer-reviewed journals. As such, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a necessity. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a willingness and enthusiasm for learning new subjects, excellent collaborative skills, creativity, and an interest toward commercialization.
Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.
Experience in organic photovoltaic or organic electronic device degradation.
Ph.D. in materials science, physics, chemistry, or other relevant discipline. Relevant education and experience consistent with duties. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in organic photovoltaic or organic electronic device degradation.
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