Materials Scientist / Engineering

Miasole / Hanergy

Job ID# 0122-15


 Characterize thermoplastic/thermoset polymer characterization methods and composite materials for use in thin film solar cells and modules.
 Collaborate with Research, Process Development, Reliability teams in evaluation of new materials and processes.
 Collaborate with Reliability  team in modeling and understanding materials behavior and failure mechanisms that impact lifetime and reliability.
 Study materials failure modes in PV cells and modules and participate in testing proposed solutions for improved product performance and reliability.
 Support all areas of the company with specialized materials characterization, especially related to polymers and composites
 Support mechanical testing and material characterization needs for elastomeric materials, metallic as well as ceramic components
 Hands-on utilization and maintenance of thermal analysis and polymer characterization tools and mechanical testing tools.       


 BS in Materials Science or Chemistry with a strong focus on polymer characterization; MS or PhD preferred 
 5 years industrial experience in polymer characterization 
 Extensive hands-on experience with rheological and thermal analysis of multiple classes of polymers      
 Working knowledge of at least 2 of the following: DMA, DSC, TMA, TGA, FTIR 
 Knowledge of mechanical characterization methods for metals and ceramics an advantage 
 Must have hands-on approach 
 Excellent organizational, communication  and team participation skills for interfacing with cross-functional groups required

Company Information:

MiaSolé is a producer of thin-film Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) solar cells and panels. Founded in 2004, MiaSolé has evolved from a scrappy, Silicon Valley start-up to the world leader in thin film solar panel efficiency. In our Sunnyvale, CA facility, we have demonstrated 15.5% module efficiency in production and 18% cell efficiency in the lab.

MiaSolé’s core technology is our innovative solar cell. Because it is lightweight and flexible, the cell can be applied in a number of applications from conventional rigid solar panels to flexible mobile devices. We currently have 2 products – a rigid solar panel, and a lightweight, flexible solar panel targeting ground mount and commercial roof top applications, respectively. Job ID# 0122-15. Location: Santa Clara, CA 95051

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