R&D Scientist/Engineer

Oxford PV is looking for a talented and motivated scientist/engineer to support our perovskite cell technology development activities. This position will be ideally suited to an expert in semiconductor material development, particularly perovskite, or more generally in the material science and characterisation of thin-films in photovoltaic applications.

  • Measure, understand and control perovskite material and thin film properties to drive improved performance of perovskite based solar cells
  • Apply a broad skillset of material science, semiconductor physics, thin-film process development, and advanced device and thin-film characterisation to improve fundamental understanding
  • Identify performance limitations and issues associated with relevant perovskite material properties and deliver appropriate, innovative solutions
  • Plan, execute and analyse experiments. Present reports to technical team and department manager
  • Show strategic thinking on complex projects and solve problems in a creative way
  • 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 and contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings.
Qualifications and experience
  • Postgraduate Degree in relevant discipline i.e. materials science/chemistry/physical sciences/engineering or relevant industry experience.
  • An understanding of semiconductor materials
  • Experience in characterisation of materials and thin films is essential
  • Experience in processing thin films within photovoltaic device is desirable
  • Experience in perovskite thin-film photovoltaics (or another thin-film photovoltaics technology) is desirable
  • 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