R&D Scientist/Engineer (Cell Development)

Oxford PV is actively seeking a skilled and enthusiastic scientist/engineer to contribute to our perovskite cell technology development initiatives within the R&D Technology Development department. This role is particularly well-suited for individuals with expertise in developing perovskite photovoltaics devices, development of thin-film photovoltaics and /or an expert in the field of Interface engineering.

What will you be doing?
  • 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 radical innovative routes to novel cell development.
  • Proactively drive projects to meet challenging targets.
  • To train and to direct technical activities of junior members of the team
  • 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 record keeping and health and safety
  • Support the work activities of team members outside priority work and contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings.
What will you need to succeed in the role?
  • Postgraduate Degree in engineering or physical sciences
  • An expert in semiconductor materials, device operation and thin-film deposition methods
  • Experience in perovskite thin-film photovoltaics – evidence of state-of the-art technical achievements in the perovskite field is desired
  • 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.
What will we offer you in return?
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefit package according to location
  • A fast-paced work environment in a growing international company
  • A chance to make a difference by joining our employee committees built around our values.
  • The opportunity to experience and support many parts of the business.
Sounds good? This is how to apply

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