Optoelectronic device development engineer

Oxford PV is looking for a talented and motivated engineer or senior engineer to support our solar cell development activities and drive up the performance of our perovskite based photovoltaic device technology.

The role would ideally suit someone who is able to identify and implement routes to develop efficient and reliable solar cells and be untroubled when tasked with duties outside of their comfort zone.


  • This position is suited to someone who has a proven track record in the development and fundamental understanding of optoelectronic devices, particularly solar cells
  • Fabrication of high efficiency, highly reliable solar cells and PV modules
  • Technology transfer from R&D to pilot line solar cell production
  • Advancing the efficiency and reliability of solar cells and PV modules in a short timeframe
  • Identify specific issues associated with solar cells and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Establishing and leading external collaborations
  • Willingness to travel and to undertake short secondments to our German site
  • Ensure tasks are appropriately prioritised and executed according to agreed timelines
  • Comply with quality standards including record keeping and health and safety
  • Support the work activities of other team members and contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings
Qualifications and experience
  • Doctorate degree in Physics, Materials Science or related discipline
  • Industrial experience of solar cell and PV module fabrication
  • Experience in transferring technology from lab to fab
  • A deep understanding of optoelectronic device physics and device operation, particularly solar cells
  • Extensive knowledge of semiconductor materials, including perovskites
  • A good knowledge of thin film deposition techniques
  • Knowledge of optoelectronic device and materials characterisation
  • Good communication, presentation and written skills
  • Good analytical and diagnostic skills
  • Project management skills, including managing external collaborations
Salary and working times

Oxford PV is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages 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

Standard company hours are 08:30 – 17:00 Monday to Friday

Salary commensurate with experience



Applications should be sent as soon as possible to careers@oxfordpv.com

No agencies please

It's really fun to work and grow in such an innovative and fast changing environment. Oxford PV is pioneering the development of perovskite PV technology and every day I feel I'm part of the adventure and that my work really matters.

Thomas, Engineer
Thomas, Engineer