Post Doctoral Researcher- Perovskite Solar Cell Device manufacturing

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Published
September 21, 2022
Location
Golden, CO
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Job Type

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**Posting Title**

Post Doctoral Researcher- Perovskite Solar Cell Device manufacturing

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**Location**

CO - Golden

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**Position Type**

Postdoc (Fixed Term)

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**Hours Per Week**

40

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**COVID-19 Safety Protocols**

Employment at NREL is contingent upon your compliance with all NREL and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) safety protocols and mitigation efforts directed at the COVID-19 pandemic.

**Working at NREL**

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 and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

From day one at NREL, you'll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you'll have the opportunity to engage through our eight employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.

NREL supports inclusive, diverse, and unbiased hiring practices that promote creativity and innovation. By collaborating with organizations that focus on diverse talent pools, reaching out to underrepresented demographics, and providing an inclusive application and interview process, our Talent Acquisition team aims to hear all voices equally. We strive to attract a highly diverse workforce and create a culture where every employee feels welcomed and respected and they can be their authentic selves.

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**Job Description**

An additional postdoctoral position is available in NREL's Chemistry and Nanoscience Center in the area of design, synthesis, and characterization of inorganic-organic hybrid perovskites related to large area tandem device development for solar energy applications. The initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal up to three years.

This position will focus on perovskite-based photovoltaic technology research and development. Day to day duties include: (1) fabrication of thin-film perovskite solar cells for tandem device applications (e.g., perovskite/Si tandems); (2) scalable deposition (e.g., blade coating and slot-die coating) of large area perovskite solar cells and modules; (3) development of charge contact layers for improved device performance and stability; and (4) basic material/device characterization and modeling.

The candidate will interact with a larger group effort covering tandem integration and modeling, module fabrication, reliability characterization, and fundamental studies on scientific underpinnings of perovskite materials and devices.

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**Basic Qualifications**

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years. Must have extensive track record of processing, measurement, characterization, modeling and working knowledge of the latest developments with Perovskite photovoltaic solar cells. Candidate will work on industrial and applied programs to advance perovskite cell efficiency and stability in projects with critical short term goals.

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**Additional Required Qualifications**

The collaborative environment requires a candidate who has the ability to interface with researchers of different disciplines and to learn topics outside their area of expertise. Candidates will be expected to communicate their results through journal publications, conference and funding agency presentations. In general, candidates should have a demonstrated track record of success in formulating, addressing fundamental/applied science questions and devising solutions to challenging problems as part of a team effort.

Inclusion and diversity are core values, and the candidate will be expected to support a work environment that maximizes the unique talents and innovative ideas of every employee. The candidate will be required to work closely with the Environment, Health, & Safety team to follow safe work procedures, as well as to handle waste properly and keep a clean, well-organized work environment

**Preferred Qualifications**

Candidates with additional experience in space qualification of PV technology, radiation testing, and large scale perovskite module fabrication will receive extra attention.

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**Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)**

Job Profile: Postdoctoral Researcher / Annual Salary Range: $69,400 - $114,500

NREL takes into consideration a candidate's education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee's salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

**Benefits Summary**

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term disability insurance*; pension benefits*; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; and paid holidays. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement.

***** Based on eligibility rules

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