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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Postdoctoral Researcher – Perovskite Solar Cell Device manufacturing in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Postdoctoral 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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Job Description

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.

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in NREL’s Chemistry and Nanoscience Center to

develop high efficiency solution processed perovskite photovoltaic solar cells. The candidate will work within a larger group effort exploring synthesis of materials, device design and fabrication, characterization and exploring fundamental properties of related topics.

Successful applicants will demonstrate knowledge of the field and ways to improve efficiency beyond present technology using modeling when appropriate. This work is synergistic with the larger team effort focused on providing an understanding of the device characteristics of advanced PV cells.

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Basic Qualifications

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.

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Additional Required Qualifications

Key knowledge includes extensive experience fabricating high efficiency perovskite solar cells. Qualified candidates must demonstrate considerable skill in interpreting and assessing the experimental results of their own work and that of others. Finally, excellent interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills are essential for success at NREL.

Preferred Qualifications

Expert in processing/fabrication of photovoltaic devices, multijunction perovskite-perovskite, or perovskite-Si or CIGS.

The candidate should demonstrate explicit knowledge of the the latest compositions, contact layers, and processing methodologies.

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Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

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