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OPV Development Team Leader

Company: Berkner Group
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

OPV Development Team Leader
At NanoFlex Power, we innovate and manufacture state-of-the art high efficiency and reliable organic photovoltaic devices (OPVs) with focus on commercialization of new products that operate using our OPVs. Our focus is on building integration and cloud based IoT solutions for indoor and outdoor applications. Our team is passionate about a green, carbon-free affordable energy future achievable via OPV technology.
We are seeking a diligent, detail oriented, experienced OPV development leader with a history of successful OPV development towards high efficiency and performance stability following ISOS protocols. Experience with lamination/packaging methods and materials compatible with OPV or OLED technologies are highly desired. This individual will lead the OPV device design, modeling, fabrication, and testing to achieve performance and reliability targets per application. The OPV Development Team Leader will report to the VP of Engineering.
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  • Employment Status: Full-time employee
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Start Date: May 1st, 2022
  • Compensation: Competitive salary, fringe benefits, and stock options package
    • Manage a team of engineers to develop high performance reliable organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices for building integration and IoT applications.
    • Generate white papers, technical proposals, and reports for various rounds of corporate financing and government funding.
    • Design and budget pilot and large-scale manufacturing facilities.
    • Lead safety program development to establish OSHA compliant waste disposal, equipment cleaning and maintenance, and safety of employees.
    • Follow established SOPs and test methods, develop new ones when needed
    • Other duties as assigned

      • Compliance with OSHA and MIOSHA safety standards
      • Compliance with company's health mandates
      • PhD degree in technical field (engineering, applied/materials science, technology, etc.)
      • Desired OPV experience of 5+ years
      • Knowledge of vacuum deposition equipment and methods for organic electronic devices
      • Experience in organic vapor phase deposition and/or organic vapor jet printing is strongly desired
      • Experience in solution processing of OPVs is desired
      • Knowledge of multi-junction OPV development including modeling is required
      • Experience in using Matlab or other simulation software to model OPV performance and design OPV structure to achieve target performance is required
      • Experience in developing solar modules is strongly desired
      • Knowledge of lifetime ISOS protocols for OPV reliability testing is strongly desired
      • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, time-management, and organizational skills, along with the ability to multitask are desired
      • Ability to build partnerships and vendor relationships are desired
      • Ability to identify areas for continuous learning and improvement are desired
      • Previous experience in the area of OPVs is required
      • Work location - on site

        The selected candidate will be a detail- and quality-oriented, time- and cost-conscious member of the NanoFlex team with a strong desire to contribute to the company's success and mission of green energy future. They will demonstrate the commitment to the highest safety, work, and health standards, the ability to follow direction, and successfully collaborate with the team.

        Interested candidates, please send your resume to:
        Berkner Group has been retained by NanoFlex to execute this search. If you were contacted by Berkner Group, please reply to the person who contacted you. If you are applying to a job posting, please email your resume and a brief introduction to Please include your name and the title for this position ("[Your name] - NanoFlex - OPV Development Team Leader") in the subject line of your email.
        We look forward to hearing from you!

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