Device Scientist

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About This Position

Global Solar Energy is seeking a device scientist for developing and manufacturing thin film solar modules in Tucson, AZ.   Our CIGS-based thin film is used to produce high efficiency flexible modules for GSE commercial products and to supply OEMs.

Position-Related Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical leadership in efficiency loss mechanism analysis of solar cell devices/modules. 
  • Propose practical solutions for efficiency losses and oversee implementation of solutions.
  • Electrical, electro-optical characterization and simulation of solar cells, sub-modules, and completed solar modules.
  • Utilizes a broad suite of optical and electrical characterization methods and interprets results delivering direction for further development.
  • Coordinate with process engineering and product engineering to evaluate and qualify new process technologies and their integration to enhance solar cell performance.
  • Identifies needs and establishes solutions for new characterization techniques in support of specific development or manufacturing programs.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:
  • Masters or Ph.D. in. Solid State Physics, Electrical Engineering or Materials Science.  Thorough understanding of solar cell device physics and modeling is required.  Thin film PV experience is preferred.
  • 2+ years experience in device Integration of solar cells and modules in high volume manufacture or related manufacturing industry.
  • Expertise in photovoltaic metrology tools and analytical techniques such as PL, EL, IR, QE, XRF etc. 
  • Experience characterizing thin films and semiconductor material interfaces. 
  • Extensive skill in utilizing and developing advanced numerical data analysis and modeling capability is expected.  
  • Outstanding writing and verbal skills.
  • Outstanding collaborative skills; Strong ability to work with a multidisciplinary team for process development

All employees are expected and required to adhere to the Company Code of Ethics and Principles of Conduct.