Research Operations Specialist

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Saudi Arabia
Research Operations Specialist
Non-Academic
A Research Engineer is required to support the KAUST Solar Center research activities. The position requires a strong background in solar cell device engineering, the ability to work independently, as wells hands-on knowledge/experience with high-tech equipment, which are critical and necessary to enable state-of-the-art research.
  • Establish and maintain fabrication and characterization routines for high-efficiency silicon solar cells
  • In charge of daily operation and maintenance of Atomic Layer Deposition, PECVD, Thermal evaporator, Vacuum Sputter deposition and Vacuum e-beam deposition systems
  • Developing and testing QA/QC protocols for other types of device fabrication and their accurate performance analysis, especially perovskite solar cells
  • Develop preventive maintenance approaches for all the assigned equipment and maintain proper and complete operations and maintenance records
  • Oversee equipment availability and utilization, order require spare parts and consumables for the routine operations of the assigned equipment
  • Work with other lab team members to provide general support to researchers for their lab related issues
  • Work with researchers, solving and troubleshooting issues related to devices fabrications
  • Provide support to Lab Manager with general clean room operations, lab control system, data acquisition and data management systems 
Division of Physical Sciences & Engineering
Solar & Photovoltaic Eng Research Center
  • Strong background in device engineering; Knowledgeable and/or experienced in device fabrication related disciplines/areas;
  • Experience and can work independently with problem-solving skills, while maintaining close interaction with KSC Faculty and Lab Manager;
  • Experienced, reliable and available in maintaining equipment both regular and non-regular basis;  
  • Familiarity with university-based scientific and engineering research and graduate education, both mission and operations;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and foster a cooperative work environment; and
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
 
 
  • Assist Lab Manager in maintaining research equipment and scheduling preventive maintenance and procuring supplies for the smooth operations
  • Provide day-to-day support to students, researchers and faculty
  • Impose awareness of safety, hazards and occupational and health related issues, assist in maintaining effective safety protocols in keeping the clean room facilities safe
  • Ph.D. with at least three years of subsequent experience in high efficiency silicon solar cells or semiconductor industry, preferably in material sciences, or engineering, with a strong background in device engineering.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and repairing equipment is required
  • Requires hands-on experience working with ALD, PECVD, Thermal evaporator, Vacuum Sputter deposition and Vacuum e-beam deposition, screen printer
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all forms of communication, along with solid time management, teamwork and organizational skills
·          5 years of experience. 
                                                                                                 
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