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 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 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.
  • 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 Engineer for Material Development (Dallas, TX or Bedford, MA)

The Position 

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

  • Improve perovskite solar cell and perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell efficiency and durability through material and device innovation 
  • Conceptualize, execute and interpret scientific experiments 
  • Fabricate and test perovskite solar cells and/or modules and report results on a weekly basis 
  • Identify critical research pathways through assessment of internal results and literature review 
  • Propose and plan new project ideas and follow through on project deadlines 
  • Collaborate with external research groups including academic partners and government laboratories 
  • Establish and follow safety protocols 
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of deposition tools and processes 
  • Interface with equipment vendors and suppliers to meet project needs 

The Requirements 

  • PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering or a related field with or without any work experience; MS in a related field with 5+ years of relevant work experience; BS in a related field with 10+ years of relevant work experience demonstrating high impact. 
  • Strong understanding of solar device materials and physics, and thin film semiconductor device function, especially with perovskite solar cells. 
  • Experience with spectroscopic and PV analysis tools, such as IV testing; EQE; transmission, photoluminescence, admittance spectroscopy; profilometry; microscopy. 
  • Experience with thin film fabrication techniques, such as spin coating, blade coating, slot-die coating, thermal evaporation, e-beam deposition, sputtering. 
  • Strong dexterity and proven excellence in solution-based device processing, particularly within a glovebox 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. 
  • Experience using Design of Experiments tools such as JMP to understand complex systems and optimize processes is a plus 
  • 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 

Senior Device Engineer for Cell Development (Dallas, TX or Bedford, MA)

The Position 

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

  • Improve perovskite solar cell and perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell efficiency and durability through material and device innovation 
  • Conceptualize, execute and interpret scientific experiments 
  • Fabricate and test perovskite solar cells and/or modules and report results on a weekly basis 
  • Identify critical research pathways through assessment of internal results and literature review 
  • Propose and plan new project ideas and follow through on project deadlines 
  • Collaborate with external research groups including academic partners and government laboratories 
  • Establish and follow safety protocols 
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of deposition tools and processes 
  • Interface with equipment vendors and suppliers to meet project needs 

The Requirements 

  • Basic science or engineering degree. MA or MS with a minimum of 5 years industry experience, or BS or BA with minimum of 10 years industry experience 
  • Previous industry experience as wet coatings engineer and working with solutions of varying viscosities 
  • Experience using sheet-to-sheet slot-die coating in manufacturing 
  • Experience with experimental design and process development 
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment and knowledge of chemical safety protocols 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English 
  • A demonstrated ability to solve problems using multidisciplinary and hands-on approaches. 
  • Must enjoy frequent interactions and open communication with a wide variety of personnel. 
  • 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 

Coating Engineer (Dallas, TX or Bedford, MA)

The Position 

 We are looking for a talented Coating Engineer with experience coating wet and solution-based materials, specifically on a sheet-to-sheet slot-die coater. The main responsibilities of this role include: 

Problem-solving and troubleshooting using diligent, hands-on analytical and characterization methods will be a key part of this role, so the applicant must have a strong background in solving complex problems. The coating engineer will work with our team to optimize the wet film processing as we scale up to pre-production and production sizes. Applicant must have knowledge of R&D metrology instruments along with data analysis and interpretation. The Coating Engineer will use experimental data to design and execute projects plans. 

The Coating Engineer will be part of a larger team of R&D scientists and engineers and will have ample opportunity to work closely with other subject and process experts. Collaboration and teamwork are essential elements of the job. 

This position reports directly to a Project Technology Lead, but candidate 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. 

The Requirements 

  • Basic science or engineering degree. MA or MS with a minimum of 5 years industry experience, or BS or BA with minimum of 10 years industry experience 
  • Previous industry experience as wet coatings engineer and working with solutions of varying viscosities 
  • Experience using sheet-to-sheet slot-die coating in manufacturing 
  • Experience with experimental design and process development 
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment and knowledge of chemical safety protocols 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English 
  • A demonstrated ability to solve problems using multidisciplinary and hands-on approaches. 
  • Must enjoy frequent interactions and open communication with a wide variety of personnel. 
  • 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 

Senior Perovskite Scientist (Dallas, TX or Bedford, MA)

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 (Dallas, TX or Bedford, MA)

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