Job Description

This postdoc position is for a specialist in the fabrication of silicon heterojunction solar cells to be integrated into monolithic silicon perovskite tandem solar cells. For this position, we are looking for someone with proven experience in semiconductor device fabrication and characterization.



Development and optimization of silicon heterojunction solar cells at different levels.

  • Developing bottom cells at different scales (from 1 by 1 cm2 to 6 by 6 inch2)  utilizing the PECVD-PVD cluster.
  • Performing device characterization, and modeling aimed at champion PCEs.
  • Manage project tasks towards successful completion.  
  • Dissemination of the research outputs in project meetings, peer-reviewed journals, and international conferences.
  • Writing regular reports for the project outputs

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD degree in fields related to electrical engineering, materials science, physics, applied physics, with a thorough understanding of semiconductor devices. Desirable backgrounds/skills include; i) silicon or perovskite solar cell device fabrication and characterization; ii) semiconductor processing; iii) optoelectronic engineering.

Applicants should have a strong publication record, good spoken and written communication skills. Interested applicants should send the following documents to Prof. Stefaan De Wolf (

  1. Cover letter briefly describing your previous experience and future research interests/plans,
  2. Curriculum vitae and
  3. Contact information of three references
Application Deadline: open until fulfilled
Position Duration: 1 year (+1 year prolongation is possible) 
Position Start Date: immediately available

Bonus Points

KAUST benefits for postdoctoral fellows
KAUST offers a highly competitive salary. Benefits include housing, medical, dental insurance, K-12 education for dependent children (subject to availability), relocation allowance and repatriation allowance. The candidates will enjoy the multicultural experience of KAUST in an international group with state-of-the-art facilities for the fabrication of solar cells and material characterization.
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  • Job Type:
    Application deadline: until fulfilled, Postdoc
  • Education:

    MSc and/or PhD in the field of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related.

  • Experience:

    Experience in the fabrication and characterization of silicon solar cells