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Postdoctoral Researcher in Photovoltaics

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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
Company Name NREL
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Postdoctoral Researcher in Photovoltaics
Golden, CO
Postdoctoral Researcher
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.
A postdoctoral position is available in the area of experimental high-throughput combinatorial development of inorganic solar energy materials, including thin films of absorbers and contacts, their interfaces, and photovoltaic devices. A particular emphasis may be placed on research into metastable compounds and alloys that can be grown by non-equilibrium synthesis techniques. The initial appoint of 1 year with possible extension of up to 3 years total providing mutual satisfaction and availability of funds
The job duties will include synthesis of the thin film materials using physical vapor deposition methods, measurement of the sample physical properties using spatially-resolved and detailed characterization techniques, and data analysis using various software packages. The responsibilities may also include development of new synthesis/characterization/analysis techniques in support of the high-throughput combinatorial inorganic materials/device research and development effort. In addition, this experimental job will require close collaboration with theoretical and computational scientists, and dissemination of the results in the forms of both peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. Finally, a successful candidate is expected to maintain and improve the safe, clean and well-organized work environment.
Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.
A successful candidate would have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: (1) Synthesis and measurements of inorganic thin films for electronic applications, (2) Fabrication and characterization of semiconductor and optoelectronic devices, (3) Development of synthesis and characterization hardware and data analysis software, (4) Strong writing skills and communication/presentation ability, (5) Ability to adjust to fast-paced research and development environment, problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills, as well as creative thinking and strong self-motivation.
Ph.D. in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering or related field.
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