Cell Development Engineer/Scientist

​​​​​​Exciting opportunity to join a progressive company that puts tackling climate change at the heart of its values. Oxford PV is looking for a talented and motivated Engineer/Scientist to work at the forefront of state-of-the-art next generation photovoltaics, with a key responsibility to develop and integrate creative innovations for pushing perovskite solar cells to their fundamental limits. You will join a dynamic and passionate multi-disciplinary team.



The Cell Development Scientist/Engineer's responsibilities include:

  • To plan, co-ordinate and analyse photovoltaic device experiments, with a view towards identifying routes to improve device performance, and present reports to Cell Development Manager and wider technical team.
  • To apply a broad skillset in device design, semiconductor physics, thin-film process development, and advanced device and thin-film characterisation.
  • To show foresight and strategic thinking to understand performance bottlenecks and identify innovative routes to cell development
  • The use of statistical analysis to ensure cell improvements are robust and consistent.
  • Adhere to standard operation procedures (SOPs) for cell fabrication and characterisation processes, in view of contributing to a systematic R&D approach. Experience in writing SOPs desirable.
  • Ensure tasks are appropriately prioritised and executed according to agreed timelines.
  • Comply with quality standards including scientific integrity, record keeping and health and safety.
  • Support the work activities of team members outside priority work and contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings.

This position would ideally suit the following:

  • An expert in developing Perovskite photovoltaics devices.
  • An expert more generally in the development of Thin-Film photovoltaics.
  • An expert in the field of Interface Engineering, with knowledge of passivation strategies and interfacial process control.
Qualifications and experience
  • Postgraduate Degree in engineering or physical sciences.
  • An understanding of semiconductor materials and device operation.
  • Experience in perovskite thin-film photovoltaics (or another thin-film photovoltaics technology) is desirable.
  • Experience in processing and characterisation of thin film active layers within thin-film photovoltaic device is essential.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively identify the tasks required to move projects forward.
  • Competence in statistical data analysis software will be beneficial.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and written skills.
  • Proactive team player, capable of establishing strong working relationships within the Oxford PV team.
Working times and salary

Salary commensurate with experience.

Full Time 37.5 hours- Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00.

Travel to our Germany facility may be required.



  • Competitive salary 
  • Private health and wellbeing scheme available from the first day you join us 
  • Company pension scheme  
  • Company bonus scheme, dependant on performance 
  • Employee Assistance Programme – to support you at your moments of need 
  • Life assurance scheme 4 x base salary – to offer you peace of mind 
  • 25 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays
  • Professional memberships and training opportunities 
  • A chance to make a difference by joining our employee committees built around our values  
  • Social events 
  • Cycle to work scheme - to help you go green and get fit as you travel to work 
  • Free onsite parking  
  • A fast-paced work environment in a growing international company  
  • The opportunity to experience and support many parts of the business


We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Closing date

If this sounds like a role that you’d relish and thrive in, then we can’t wait to hear from you. Please send us your CV with a cover letter to us as soon as possible to: careers@oxfordpv.com