Post-doc position in the field of thin-film devices for energy applications

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jun 2024

19 Mar 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Empa
Research Field

Engineering » Electrical engineering
Engineering » Materials engineering
Technology » Energy technology
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Switzerland
Application Deadline

16 Jun 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Permanent
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

41
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Materials science and technology are our passion. With our cutting-edge research, Empa's around 1,100 employees make essential contributions to the well-being of society for a future worth living. Empa is a research institution of the ETH Domain.

The Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics is known for its innovative research in the field of inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid thin film photovoltaic and battery technologies. The Laboratory holds the world record for energy conversion efficiency of CIGS solar cells on flexible substrates and is one of the leading centers for CIGS/perovskite tandem devices. The lab is a contributor to the Coating Competence Center of Empa.


 
We are looking for a postdoc motivated to contribute to the development of thin-film photovoltaic devices based on the CIGS technology. As part of a Horizon Europe collaborative project, the researcher is responsible for the fabrication and characterization of high performance solar cells with bifaciality or back reflectors, and explore possibilities for alternative passivation contacts layers. The researcher will validate the developments with demonstration of interconnection and mini-modules devices. Upon mutual interest the responsibilities will be extended to the exploration of new materials, processing methods and device applications.

Post-doc position in the field of thin-film devices for energy applications

Your responsibilities include

  • Plan and conduct experiments to improve the performance of solar cells and modules
  • Devices fabrication using various deposition techniques, notably high-vacuum coevaporation, chemical bath deposition, magnetron sputtering, atomic layer deposition and thermal/e-beam evaporation
  • Characterization of material, layers and devices by electrical, optical and material analysis methods, interpretation of results
  • Publish high-quality scientific publications as well as work in close collaboration with industrial and academic partners from Europe
  • Supervision of undergraduate and PhD students
  • Contribution to proposal writing

Your profile

  • PhD degree in Material science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical engineering or similar
  • Strong hands-on experience with in semiconductor materials, advanced semiconductor characterization and/or interface passivation approaches
  • You are a team player and your strengths include taking personal responsibility, high motivation for innovation, excellence and flexibility to work and deliver results

Our offer
We offer an international, highly stimulating research environment with excellent infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surroundings with plenty of possibilities for personal and professional development. You will work on important and promising solutions to the global energy problem in an international environment. The initial contract is for one year and can be extended up to three years. The starting date is June 2024 or upon mutual agreement.

We live a culture of inclusion and respect. We welcome all people who are interested in innovative, sustainable and meaningful activities - that's what counts.

We look forward to receiving your complete online application including a letter of motivation, CV, certificates, diplomas and contact details of two reference persons. Please submit these exclusively via our job portal. Applications by e-mail and by post will not be considered.


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Engineering
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Technology
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Additional Information
Website for additional job details

https://academicpositions.com

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Empa
Country
Switzerland
City
Zurich
Postal Code
CH-8600
Street
Ueberlandstrasse 129
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://academicpositions.com/ad/empa/2024/post-doc-position-in-the-field-of-th…

Contact
City

Zurich
Website

http://www.empa.ch/plugin/template/empa/3/*/---/l=2
Postal Code

CH-8600

STATUS: EXPIRED

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