Tandem Photovoltaic Fabrication Intern(year-round)

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  • Golden, CO
  • 27 May, 2019

Job Description

**Posting Title** Tandem Photovoltaic Fabrication Intern(year-round) . **Location** CO - Golden . **Position Type** Intern (Fixed Term) . **Hours Per Week** 40 . **Job Description** 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, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. NREL's Materials Physics Group has an opening for a full-time intern, focused on fabrication of III-V/Si hybrid photovoltaic devices. The appointment is for one year. . **Basic Qualifications** Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Please Note: You will need to upload unofficial transcripts and a letter of recommendation as part of the application process. . **Additional Qualifications** NREL fabricates some of the highest efficiency silicon-based tandem solar cells by using III-V materials as top cells on silicon bottom cells (e.g., GaAs/Si). In our current program, we seek an intern to fabricate these mechanically-stacked tandem solar cells, focusing in particular on fabrication of devices for outdoor testing and stress testing. This project involves significant cleanroom fabrication, as well as working with internal and external collaborators who supply components for these cells. A successful applicant will have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or related field, and will have significant experience in fabrication and testing of solar cells, preferably high-efficiency multijunctions. We also expect excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as this project requires collaboration with a large, international team of researchers. **Preferred Qualifications** Job responsibilities will include fabrication of multiple III-V/Si tandem devices with excellent performance and reproducibility; thus, preferred qualifications include demonstrated success in this or a related project. . **Submission Guidelines** Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application. . **EEO Policy** NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans. NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, click here at http://www.nrel.gov/careers/employment-policies.html . The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. Please review the information on our Hiring Process at https://www.nrel.gov/careers/hiring-process.html website before you create an account and apply for a job. We also hope you will learn more about NREL at https://www.nrel.gov/about/ , visit our Careers site at https://www.nrel.gov/careers/ , and continue to search for job opportunities at https://nrel.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/NREL at the lab. NREL discloses to you that a consumer report, including an investigative consumer report containing information as to your character, general reputation, personal characteristics and mode of living, may be obtained for employment purposes as part of the pre-employment background investigation and at any time during your employment. Should an investigative consumer report be requested, you will have the right to request a complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of the investigation requested and a written summary of your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) at https://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_summary_your-rights-under-fcra.pdf .