Laboratory Equipment Technician

Responsibilities

 In this role you will work with a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to fabricate our perovskite solar cells. You will be expected to set up, operate, and maintain our process equipment in coordination with the operations and development teams in order to fabricate solar cells from start to finish. Fabrication will leverage several thin film techniques ranging from solution processing (spin coating, blade coating) to vacuum based processes (Atomic layer deposition, evaporation, sputtering etc). You will interact with a variety of equipment includes gloveboxes, pumps, evaporators, laminators, soldering and cutting tools, solar simulators and device testing tools. Additional tasks may include substrate cleaning and organization, solution preparation, and inventory management. You will be part of an R&D team of talented scientists, engineers and experienced technicians who are excited about bringing a new technology to market. Your work within our diverse team will give you ample opportunities to learn about solar cell design, fabrication and scale-up techniques, device testing and much more.

The Requirements 

  • Must have hands on experience working as a technician or similar. 
  • Available for second shift operations (2PM-10PM) 
  • Attention to detail and eagerness for meticulous documentation. 
  • Excited to work in a laboratory setting with highly specialized equipment and techniques most of the day. 
  • Closely collaborate and communicate with a team from various walks of life. 
  • Excellent written and verbal in English. 
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Able to stand for up to 8 hours. 
  • Mechanically inclined and willing to learn about equipment operations and maintenance. 

The Preferred

  • Wet laboratory experience, including use of pipettes, and syringes  
  • Experience with thin film coating 
  • Experience with chemical handling 
  • Experience in material characterization techniques 
  • Familiarity with mechanical systems, such as auto and HVAC repair, or similar

If this has piqued your interest, we are eager to receive your application. 

CubicPV is an equal opportunity employer. 

Senior Laboratory Technician

Responsibilities

 In this role you will work with a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to fabricate our perovskite solar cells. You will be expected to set up, operate, and maintain our high precision thin film equipment including Slot Die Coaters, lasers, and vacuum deposition equipment. This will include routine assembly and disassembly of complex mechanical systems, visual inspection, measurement of system health. In addition you will be expected to maintain a safe and clean working environment, identify machine faults, and ensure processes run smoothly and efficiently. You will be a key part of an R&D team of talented scientists, engineers and experienced technicians who are excited about bringing a new technology to market. Your work within our diverse team will give you ample opportunities to learn about solar cell design, fabrication and scale-up techniques, device testing and much more.

The Requirements 

  • 5+ Years experience as a technician or similar role 
  • Familiarity with high precision measurement equipment including micrometers, levels, shims, etc 
  • Excellent analytical and observational skills 
  • Experience operating complex machinery, including vapor phase deposition equipment, coating equipment, etc 
  • Proficient in mechanical assembly, disassembly, and process troubleshooting. 
  • Closely collaborate and communicate with a team from various walks of life. 
  • Excellent written and verbal in English. 
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Able to stand for up to 8 hours. 

The Preferred

  • Wet laboratory experience, including use of pipettes, and syringes  
  • Experience with thin film coating, specifically slot die coating 
  • Experience with chemical handling 
  • Experience in material characterization techniques 
  • Familiarity with mechanical systems, such as auto and HVAC repair, or similar

If this has piqued your interest, we are eager to receive your application. 

CubicPV is an equal opportunity employer. 

Digital Marketing Designer

Job Overview

CubicPV is searching for a talented digital marketing designer to produce compelling visual content used across business functions and consumed by key stakeholders via traditional, digital and social media platforms. The role entails graphic design and requires strong capabilities in MS office tools such as PowerPoint, as well as conventional design software including the Adobe Creative Suite.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to producing visual content that matches the company’s brand, aesthetic, and marketing strategy, including social media graphics, website banners, and promotional artwork.

The ideal candidate should be able to efficiently combine creativity, functionality, and technology to produce eye-catching and informative content. In this role, organizational and technical skills are key, and all candidates must possess in-depth knowledge of design software programs.

Digital Designer Responsibilities

  • Working with the Chief Communications Officer, CEO, and management team to understand and develop marketing and communications strategy for CubicPV
  • Designing, producing, and managing online content, including but not limited to website content, social media, email templates, promotional artwork, and other content development as needed
  • Collaborating with the marketing team to ensure that all designs align with the brand image, while also meeting usability and website standards.
  • Ensuring consistency in designs and content across all company platforms.
  • Working with the IT department to oversee the smooth implementation of new content.
  • Providing advice and guidance on the aesthetic for campaigns, projects, and promotional events.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience within digital marketing design and content creation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in digital design, graphic design, or a related field.
  • A portfolio of previous digital design work to showcase experience and creativity.
  • Ability to clearly present design ideas and concepts for campaigns and projects.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, attention to detail, prioritization, and communication skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Solid knowledge of design software programs, such as Sketch, InVision, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Software Engineer

The Position 

We are looking for a software engineer with deep technology expertise to help us create the best solar company on the planet. This individual will report to the CIO and will be on-site primarily at our headquarters in Bedford, MA and will have the opportunity to interface with virtually all facets of the business, from research to process development to manufacturing and quality control. All work is visible throughout the company, from technicians to senior management.   Collaboration and teamwork are essential elements of the job which requires excellent communication skills.   Technically, they should possess a solid understanding of current technological trends and best practices for scaling and maintainability.

Responsibilities

  • Building internal applications to support our R&D efforts, working closely with the DBA, IT, and process stakeholders to produce quality solutions. 
  • Ongoing maintenance of all developed solutions.
  • Maintenance of our legacy R&D reporting frameworks including Python and C# (Winforms, WPF, Razor).  
  • Proactive identification of software/IT improvement, communication of those improvements and the driving of those improvement to completion.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of proven software engineering experience building applications in a Microsoft .NET environment.  
  • 5+ years of proven C# programming experience interacting with both databases and hardware. 
  • General Python (3.9+) experience with databases, UI frameworks, or embedded logic leveraging both matplotlib and pandas. 
  • Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science or equivalent). Master’s degree is a plus.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Jenkins/Groovy experience 
  • Unix/Linux experience 
  • Git/GitHub experience 
  • General T-SQL programming 
  • General IT knowledge (Networking, VMWare) 
  • Experience with sensor communication for data collection

VP of Perovskite R&D

We are looking for a talented Vice President to work on our Perovskite R&D Team. The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Manage Boston & Dallas Perovskite R&D teams.
  • Expert knowledge in Perovskite Solar Cell technology.

Previous hands on experience with the following:

  • Synthesize both novel and common materials for perovskite solar cell development and manufacturing.
  • Develop synthesis procedures and quality control checks as well as characterize and stabilize a range of chemical systems for the production of perovskite solar cells including: inks, (nano)crystals, precursors, solvent systems, and oxide semiconductors.
  • Scale up procedures and syntheses from lab-scale to manufacturing scale.
  • Exhibit a high regard for the importance of safety and cleanliness both in their workspace and products.
  • Train team members to use processes the chemist developed, point out any potential for danger during these processes, and work with the safety coordinator to mitigate any perceived dangers.
  • Alter material properties to improve solar cell performance metrics and durability based on feedback from the CTO and other technical team members. The materials development will provide feedback in a cycle of fabrication and characterization that pushes the boundaries of what is commercially possible.

The Senior Scientist will be part of an elite team of R&D scientists and device engineers, and will have ample opportunity to work closely with other subject and process experts, as well as a larger team of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers. Internal collaboration as well as with external parties and equipment vendors is an essential element of the job.

This position will have the opportunity to interface with virtually all facets of the business, from research to process development to manufacturing and quality control, and your efforts will be visible to the entire company, ranging from technicians to executive management.

The Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field; MS with 5+ years of relevant work experience, including leading teams.
  • Has mastered one or multiple fields of chemistry: organic, inorganic, analytical and physical.
  • Competence in material characterization and analysis methods: NMR, XRD, UV-Vis-NIR, FTIR, PL, ICP-MS, XPS, etc.
  • Competence in the use and maintenance for most of these core tools: gloveboxes, fume hoods, electrochemical cells, Schlenk lines, vacuum systems, annealing furnaces, X-ray diffractometers, spectrometers, and spectrophotometers.
  • Experience with photovoltaics especially perovskites is a significant advantage. Device fabrication experience preferred but not required.
  • Respond to fabrication, characterization, modeling, and analysis needs within a fast-paced R&D environment
  • Ability to perform data processing in timely fashion and disseminate results in oral and written formats.
  • A demonstrated ability to solve problems using multidisciplinary and hands-on approaches.
  • Proven track record of working closely with third parties like equipment vendors and/or research institutes.
  • Eager to work in a collaborative lab environment and translate your ideas into results.
  • Hands-on experience with one or multiple of the following techniques is a plus: nanocrystal synthesis, ALD or sputtering, electrochemical methods, thin film fabrication (such as spin coating, blade coating, or slot-die coating).

Senior Perovskite Scientist

The Position 

 We are looking for a talented Senior Chemist to work on our Perovskite R&D Team. The main responsibilities of this role include: 

  • Synthesize both novel and common materials for perovskite solar cell development and manufacturing. 
  • Develop synthesis procedures and quality control checks as well as characterize and stabilize a range of chemical systems for the production of perovskite solar cells including: inks, (nano)crystals, precursors, solvent systems, and oxide semiconductors. 
  • Scale up procedures and syntheses from lab-scale to manufacturing scale. 
  • Exhibit a high regard for the importance of safety and cleanliness both in their workspace and products. 
  • Train team members to use processes the chemist developed, point out any potential for danger during these processes, and work with the safety coordinator to mitigate any perceived dangers. 
  • Alter material properties to improve solar cell performance metrics and durability based on feedback from the CTO and other technical team members. The materials development will provide feedback in a cycle of fabrication and characterization that pushes the boundaries of what is commercially possible. 

The Senior Chemist will be part of an elite team of R&D scientists and device engineers, and will have ample opportunity to work closely with other subject and process experts, as well as a larger team of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers. Internal collaboration as well as with external parties and equipment vendors is an essential element of the job. 

This position reports directly to the Team Materials Project Technology Lead, but will have the opportunity to interface with virtually all facets of the business, from research to process development to manufacturing and quality control, and your efforts will be visible to the entire company, ranging from technicians to senior management. 

The Requirements 

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field; MS with 5+ years of relevant work experience 
  • Has mastered one or multiple fields of chemistry: organic, inorganic, analytical and physical. 
  • Competence in material characterization and analysis methods: NMR, XRD, UV-Vis-NIR, FTIR, PL, ICP-MS, XPS, etc. 
  • Competence in the use and maintenance for most of these core tools: gloveboxes, fume hoods, electrochemical cells, Schlenk lines, vacuum systems, annealing furnaces, X-ray diffractometers, spectrometers, and spectrophotometers. 
  • Experience with photovoltaics especially perovskites is a significant advantage. Device fabrication experience preferred but not required. 
  • Respond to fabrication, characterization, modeling, and analysis needs within a fast-paced R&D environment 
  • Ability to perform data processing in timely fashion and disseminate results in oral and written formats. 
  • A demonstrated ability to solve problems using multidisciplinary and hands-on approaches. 
  • Proven track record of working closely with third parties like equipment vendors and/or research institutes. 
  • Eager to work in a collaborative lab environment and translate your ideas into results. 
  • Hand-on experience with one or multiple of the following techniques is a plus: nanocrystal synthesis, ALD or sputtering, electrochemical methods, thin film fabrication (such as spin coating, blade coating, or slot-die coating). 

Senior Device Physicist

The Position 

 The Device Physicist is responsible for setup, developing recipes, measurement, and training team members on advanced characterization methods of semiconductor materials and devices. Using feedback from the CTO and other technical team members, the device physicist will assist in the characterization and data processing and thus understanding of novel materials and devices, especially perovskites and perovskite solar cells. The insights yielded by analysis of measured properties will provide feedback in a cycle of fabrication and characterization that informs new development. 

The Device Physicist will be part of an elite team of R&D scientists and device engineers, and will have ample opportunity to work closely with other subject and process experts, as well as a larger team of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers. Internal collaboration as well as with external parties and equipment vendors is an essential element of the job. 

This position reports directly to the Team Cell Project Technology Lead, but you will have the opportunity to interface with virtually all facets of the business, from research to process development to manufacturing and quality control, and your efforts will be visible to the entire company, ranging from technicians to senior management. 

The Requirements 

  • Ph.D. (or BS/MS with 10+ years experience) in Physics, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, or Electrical Engineering 
  • Competence in the setup, maintenance, and training for most of these core instruments: source meters, LCR meter, X-ray diffractometer, spectrometers, spectrophotometer, spectrofluorometer, profilometer, thermoelectric chiller, cameras. 
  • Competence in the measurement of most of these basic characterization methods: current-voltage, admittance, capacitance-voltage, equivalent-circuit analysis, X-ray diffraction pattern, UV-Vis-NIR absorption, transmission, and reflection, photoluminescence, surface roughness. 
  • Additionally, the candidate should be an expert in at least one of the following specializations: o Advanced electronic characterization: Seebeck effect, Hall effect, carrier mobility, carrier lifetime, carrier concentration, energy level offsets, band alignment, defect transition energies, scanning probe techniques, eddy current probe, photoelectron spectroscopy, low-temperature measurements, temperature-dependent measurements, 
    • Advanced optical characterization: Ellipsometry, Laser-beam induced current, Dark lock-in infrared thermography, transient absorptance, transient reflectance, time-resolved photoluminescence, time-resolved microwave conductivity 
    • Electrochemical methods: cyclic-voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, Mott-Schottky Analysis 
    • Vapor-phase deposition methods: either Atomic Layer Deposition or Sputtering. 
    • Data science: Machine learning, (un)supervised learning, programming (python and C/C++/C# preferred), analysis of large data sets, creating data dashboards, clustering, regression, classification 
    • If a strong case can be made that another specialization would provide critical information about the materials and properties of a perovskite solar cell that would be considered as well. 
  • Respond to characterization, modeling, and analysis needs within a fast-paced R&D environment 
  • Experience with photovoltaics especially perovskites is a significant advantage. Device fabrication experience preferred but not required. 
  • Stand, sit, or walk for long periods of time performing laboratory work 
  • Complete tasks in a timely fashion 
  • Communicate the findings to technical staff in presentation format 
  • Exemplify team work and strong work ethic