Technical Associate II, Solar Research Center (ADDEPT)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 23223
TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)-Solar Research Center (ADDEPT), to set up and maintain equipment crucial to the perovskite module process flow, establish baseline performance and durability standards, and ensure efficient facility usage by both external industry partners and MIT-internal users. Will play a critical part in maintaining and improving standard operating procedures (SOPs) for a baseline perovskite module fabrication process and using that process to test and scale up novel concepts generated by the university partners and others; and be instrumental in translating research concepts into scalable technologies and enhancing data management practices within the center. Responsibilities includesetting up, validating, and creating SOPs for a baseline process to produce and test semi-transparent perovskite modules manufactured using coating techniques; equipment maintenance and repair; collaborating with vendors to establish purchase orders and acquire equipment; unit testing; monitoring and improving sample throughput; documenting the entire process flow and developing and maintaining SOPs; participating in advisory meetings with postdocs and principal investigators to decide which promising university technologies to scale up; assisting industry partners with translating successful research technologies into industry-relevant processes; and data management.
REQUIRED: bachelor's in materials science, engineering, or related STEM field; four years' experience in a relevant field (may include experience gained as an undergraduate); experience with laboratory equipment setup, maintenance, and SOP development; strong communication and collaboration skills; ability to work effectively with external industry partners and internal stakeholders; and ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-paced research environment. PREFERRED: Experience in the field of perovskite solar cells or related materials, and proficiency with data management and database systems. Job #23223
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