Technician - Coating and Processing Perovskite Photovoltaic Modules

Employer
Location
Golden, CO, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 12, 2018
Closes
Sep 11, 2018
Ref
1917444510
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Technican
**Posting Title**

Technician - Coating and Processing Perovskite Photovoltaic Modules

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**Location**

CO - Golden

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**Position Type**

Limited Term (Fixed Term)

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**Hours Per Week**

40

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**Job Summary**

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. The Material Science Center, Thin Film Material Science and Processing group, is looking for a full time technician to perform testing and large-area coating and processing of perovskite solar modules. The assignment is for one year with possible renewal.

The technician will contribute to the testing, coating, processing and development of perovskite photovoltaic modules. The candidate will perform routine and novel large-area coatings for perovskite photovoltaic layers, using such techniques as: blade coating, slot-die coating, microgravure, sputtering, and evaporation. The candidate will also perform routine and novel processing of the coated layers using techniques such as: mechanical scribing, laser scribing, printing, tabbing and encapsulation. These studies will involve both the performance of routine coating and processing recipes, and the development of new recipes and processes, with the support of other staff. Testing will include analysis of solar cells using commonly employed methods such as JV, EQE, PL, EL, absorption/reflection, etc. The applicant must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to working as part of a large and diverse research team. The candidate will need a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality scientific and should be able to effectively communicate results with the rest of the research team. Progress will have to be reported via written and oral presentation during weekly meetings. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a willingness and enthusiasm for learning new subjects, excellent collaborative skills, creativity, and an interest toward commercialization.

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**Required Education, Experience, and Skills**

High School Diploma or equivalent and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant Associate's Degree or certification program of comparable scope and 2 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Substantial acquaintance with and understanding of general aspects of the job with a broad understanding of the detailed aspects of the job. Intermediate to advanced skills in research techniques and practices. Good written, verbal, team, interpersonal and communication skills.

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**Preferred Qualifications**

A bachelors degree 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 large-area solution coating techniques, and perovskite and/or organic photovoltaic device fabrication.

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**Submission Guidelines**

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