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III-V Materials and Device Postdoctoral Researcher

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 $73.2K - $120.8K

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  • You must be a recent PhD graduate with experience in designing and operating complex equipment, interpreting experimental results, and collaborating with others. Skills in III-V materials, modeling, and strong publication record are preferred.
  • You will research III-V materials, grow solar cells, analyze materials/devices, improve deposition process, and publish findings in solar projects.

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  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.From day one at NREL, you’ll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you’ll have the opportunity to engage through our ten employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.
  • NREL supports inclusive, diverse, and unbiased hiring practices that promote creativity and innovation. By collaborating with organizations that focus on diverse talent pools, reaching out to underrepresented demographics, and providing an inclusive application and interview process, our Talent Acquisition team aims to hear all voices equally. We strive to attract a highly diverse workforce and create a culture where every employee feels welcomed and respected and they can be their authentic selves.


  • Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.* Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date.
  • Additional Required Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in the design, operation, and maintenance of complex equipment. Qualified candidates must demonstrate skill in interpreting and assessing the experimental results of their own work and that of others and demonstrate a record of success from graduate and/or post-graduate work in this area. Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential for success in this role.
  • Teamwork and collaboration define the modern scientific approach, and the Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to collaborate, be open to new ideas, and recognize the contribution of others. Inclusion and diversity are core values, and the Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to support a work environment that maximizes the unique talents and innovative ideas of every employee.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the growth, characterization, and/or processing of III-V materials and devices.
  • Experience in computational fluid dynamic, thermodynamic, or kinetic modeling. Strong publication record.
  • All candidates will be considered whether or not they meet all preferred qualifications.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • The High Efficiency Crystalline Photovoltaics Group within the Materials, Chemical, and Computational Sciences Directorate has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in III-V materials is needed to complete project goals for solar projects. This position aligns with circular economy goals for energy materials by researching high-efficiency thin film PV through III-V materials.
  • The researcher will develop III-V materials and devices, including solar cells, using epitaxial growth techniques and perform extensive characterization and analysis of the resulting materials and devices.
  • The work will involve developing growth capabilities using a first-of-its-kind hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) reactor; understanding the impact of the deposition equipment on the growth of high-quality III-V materials and interfaces; tracking and assessing material and device performance over time; designing and implementing improvements to the deposition process; and producing process understanding. The work will lead to significant additions to the knowledge base of materials and device science and to the dissemination of that work through journal publications journal publications.


Work type

Full time

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73200 - 120800 USD