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Postdoctoral Researcher- III-V Semiconductor Metallization and Processing Development

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 $73.2K - $120.8K

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  • You must be a recent PhD graduate with strong communication skills and a track record of success in semiconductor research. A background in chemistry, materials science, or related field is required. Ability to mentor others and support a diverse work environment is essential.
  • You will develop low-cost metallization and packaging for high efficiency III-V solar cells, fabricate, test, and characterize devices for space applications, and support other projects within the III-V Photovoltaics group.

Graduate Job

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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:
  • Candidates will be expected to communicate their results through journal publications, conference presentations and funding agency presentations.
  • In general, candidates should have a demonstrated track record of success in formulating and addressing fundamental/applied science questions and in devising solutions to challenging problems as part of a team effort.
  • Inclusion and diversity are core values, and the candidate will be expected to support a work environment that maximizes the unique talents and innovative ideas of every employee. The candidate will be required to work closely with the Environment, Health, & Safety team to follow safe work procedures, as well as to handle waste properly and keep a clean, well-organized work environment.
  • Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science & engineering, chemical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, or related field.
  • A record of mentoring other scientists is an asset.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • A postdoctoral researcher position is available in NREL’s Chemistry and Nanoscience Center to develop low-cost metallization and packaging of high efficiency III-V solar cells within the III-V Photovoltaics group . This position will involve fabrication, testing, and characterization of III-V devices for space applications, and may support other projects in the broader group.
  • A successful candidate will have expertise in III-V optoelectronic device fabrication, clean room semiconductor processing, and device packaging and assembly; and in one or more of the following areas: space PV, device performance modeling, thermal modeling, solar cell device characterization, materials characterization, electron microscopy, and/or electrochemistry.


Work type

Full time

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73200 - 120800 USD