Postdoc in Laser Processing of Thin-Film Solar Cells and Modules – DTU Electro

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If you want to establish your career as a scientist and look for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions, this is the place for you. At DTU Electro, you will break new ground at the absolute forefront of what is possible.

The Photovoltaic Materials and Systems Group at DTU Electro is well known for its innovative research in inorganic thin-film photovoltaics and tandem technologies. The group holds two-terminal tandem solar cells' world record efficiency.

We seek a highly motivated postdoc with a strong experimental background in laser processing of materials and/or photovoltaics to develop laser-based processes for realising efficient thin-film solar cells and modules. You will be part of a collaborative research and innovation project enabling you to interact and collaborate with leading European and industrial partners. 

Responsibilities and qualifications

  • Use an advanced supercontinuum ultra-short laser source to develop noncontact, high precision, selective and cost-efficient processes for scribing thin-film solar cells and modules.
  • Optimize the laser scribing processes for processing thin-film PV modules of CIGS in collaboration with our industrial partners and emerging inorganic thin-film solar cells developed in our group at DTU Electro.
  • Understand the loss mechanisms in the individual layers of solar cells and mini-modules and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Optimizing laser scribing processes for thin-film PV modules of CIGS on flexible substrates.
  • Establishing and maintaining good collaboration with other project partners.
  • Dissemination of project results in meetings, project reports, peer-reviewed journals and oral presentations at national/international conferences.
  • Co-supervise BSc and MSc students.
  • Teach in the MSc programme.

Your profile:

  • As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience with optics and lasers
  • Experience with thin-film deposition methods and laser processing of materials.
  • Hands-on experience with various analytical tools, such as XPS and SEM.
  • Experience in photovoltaics is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills in English (both written and oral)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a cross-disciplinary team.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Group Leader, Senior ResearcherStela Canulescu, e-mail: .

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 March 2023 (Danish time).Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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