Research Engineer (R and D - ALD / PVD / PECVD Process)

7 days left

01 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

  • Fabrication of large-area high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon wafer solar cells (>26%) and large-area perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells (>30%) 
  • Research focusing on the following: 
    • Performing design-of-experiments (DOE) to obtain optimised processes on pilot-scale ALD, PVD and/or PECVD equipment 
    • Develop and/or optimize dielectric coatings, TCO films for optimal optics, surface passivation and low resistive contacts 
    • Develop and/or optimize absorber films for optimal electronic properties and surface passivation 
    • Fabricate high-efficiency silicon heterojunction and/or perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells 
    • Effectively contribute to project team(s) for solar cell efficiency improvements 
    • Effectively plan & communicate ideas and results to the team and assist in developing new processes and improving existing processes 
  • Carry out processes for high-efficiency silicon wafer and tandem solar cells as needed involving operation of tools such as: ALD, PECVD, sputtering, evaporation, slot-die coating, wet-chemical tools, tube furnaces, laser tool, screen-printing, curing/firing furnace, etc. 
  • Assist the group with processing and characterisation services for various company-funded and public-funded projects.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Materials Sciences with specialization in Silicon Photovoltaics or Microelectronics.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in silicon wafer or perovskite solar cell fabrication and metrology, or other relevant silicon or perovskite device fabrication experience.
  • Researchers with prior experience on development of large-area silicon wafer or large-area perovskite solar cells will be preferred. Experience with silicon heterojunction and perovskite-silicon tandem technologies is a plus.
  • Required to work in semiconductor cleanroom, glovebox and characterisation laboratories.
  • Expertise in DOE software, AutoCAD or relevant grid design tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (in English) skills required.
  • Excellent customer service skills required.
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance required.
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment.

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Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Solar Energy Research Inst of S'pore
Department : Research Cluster
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 17444

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