Senior Research Fellow, Upscaling Tandem Cells II

Friday, 17 September 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 17 October 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

In this job scope we’re looking for a motivated candidate who could build technologies beyond limit of silicon based single-junction cell and look forward towards tandem cell & module development. 

  • Fabrication of >30% “industrially-viable” and “stable” large-area (>6”) high-efficiency tandem cell.
  • A team player towards integration of the ~30% cell to a commercially relevant module. 
  • Research focusing on the following:
    • Conceptualization, design, development and fabrication of low-cost methods for tandem solar cells & modules with a specific focus on commercialisation. 
    • Developing commercially relevant intellectual property (IP) portfolio in the above topic. 
    • Drive analysis and characterisation for complex industrial processes especially at an early stage of the commercialisation.   
    • Perform design-of-experiments (DOE) and advanced characterization to obtain optimised unit layers. 
    • Designing advanced patterning methods and/or masked/selective deposition. 
    • Effectively contribute in the project team(s) for solar cell & module efficiency improvements.
    • Assist in developing new processes and improving existing processes.
    • Regularly present loss (and gain) analysis of tandem cells 
    • Be involved in roadmap discussions and contribute to the design and development of new tools and processes 
  • Carry out processes for high-efficiency solar cells involving operation of tools such as: wet-chemical tools, tube furnaces, APCVD, PECVD(s), ALD, evaporation, sputter, versatile laser tool, metalisation tools and annealing furnaces.
  • Assist the research group with processing and characterisation services for various company-funded and public-funded projects.


  • PhD or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Materials Sciences with specialization in Silicon Photovoltaics or Microelectronics.
  • 3-5 years of experience in silicon wafer solar cell fabrication, thin-film solar cells, tandem cells and characterization, or other relevant experience.
  • Researchers with prior experience on development of tandem cells will be preferred.
  • Able to work in highly confidential projects. 
  • Required to work in semiconductor clean room and characterisation lab.
  • Expertise in relevant software for: DOE, data analysis, AutoCAD, grid design, layer/solar cell modelling. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (in English) skills required. 
  • Excellent customer service skills required.
  • Must be target/KPI-driven and well organized
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance and reporting required. 
  • Must be able to independently plan, initiate/execute and report on research activities. Project management experience is a plus, including managing a team of process and equipment engineers supporting the R&D activities 
  • Must be able to work well with others in a collaborative team environment.
  • Effective communication of ideas and results to the team and/or other stakeholders is crucial

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Solar Energy Research Inst of S'pore
Department : Engineering & Research
Employee Referral Eligible: No

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