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Research Engineer in MWT Solar Cells Technology
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, US, Taiwan, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2,050 people includes over 750 industrial residents and guest researchers.

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.
We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances.
On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and social services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care nearby, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops.  To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.

Job Description:

The Solar Cell Technology Group at imec aims at developing low-cost scalable high-efficiency solar cell technologies, thereby leveraging maximally the supporting skills, present at imec around semiconductor physics, processing and analysis. This activity comprises about 105 people and is one of the growing domains within imec. 
To support the research activities in the Photovoltaic group we are currently looking for a Research Engineer in MWT Solar Cells Technology.

Job description:
Your main responsibilities will be:
-   Leading the development of an advanced MWT-PERT cell technology in collaboration with the PERT platform team.
-   Defining a technology roadmap and planning the activities of the MWT related projects.
-   Designing, developing and process integration of advanced MWT cell processing steps in an adequate process flow with potential to be industrially applied.
-   Contributing to development of processes of the MWT PV modules including cell interconnection and encapsulation processes.
-  Documenting and sharing the results of your research and development work with your colleagues.

You will work together with a team of colleagues on future solar cell technological approaches and process improvements.


You have a PhD or MSc degree in a relevant engineering or scientific field.
You have strong understanding of solar cell device physics.
You have several years of experience in crystalline silicon solar cell technology.
You have good understanding of PV module interconnection and encapsulation processes.
You have a high level of motivation with good organizational skills and a flexible attitude.
You are capable of working in a multidisciplinary research team with the ability to meet scheduled deadlines.
You have strong communication skills, are a team player and have the ability to leverage internal and external capabilities by working closely with people from other technical disciplines.

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Date Posted: February 11, 2014