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Postdoctoral Researcher – Quantum Dot Film Fabrication and Characterization
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Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

NREL's Chemistry and Nanoscience Department has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher specializing in quantum dot film fabrication and characterization. The successful applicant will have expertise in synthesizing semiconductor nanocrystals and fabricating conductive QD arrays. The successful candidate should be familiar with standard characterization such as ultrafast spectroscopy, conductivity measurements and solar cell characterization. Additionally the successful applicant should have expertise in data analysis, simulation of experimental results and writing of manuscripts. The successful applicant will have the ability to work with material scientist to probe and understand surfaces and interfaces of newly developed chemistries and heteroarchitectures.

Our ideal candidate will have just received a Ph.D in physics, chemistry, optics, or the equivalent, as well as having experience working with quantum dots and methods, data collection, and simulating experimental results. Experience fabricating conductive quantum dot arrays, new quantum dot systems, core/shell and synthesizing other shapes is also desired.

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Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.

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Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in physics or chemistry. Direct experience with QD systems.

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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.

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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.

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About National Renewable Energy Laboratory

At NREL, we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.