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Renewable Energy Laboratory Scientist


Acknowledgement of Country CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation The Opportunity Key multi-disciplinary role supporting variety of lab-based activities & teams Work on next-gen solar cells and new technologies for power generation & storage Join CSIRO – Australia’s National Science Agency – in an ongoing role Are you an early career scientist/technician with exceptional laboratory skills and an interest in solar & renewable energy? We have an exciting, ongoing opportunity for a Renewable Energy Laboratory Scientist to join our CSIRO Solar Technologies Group Our Solar Technologies team in Newcastle works on new technologies for power generation and energy storage.

We are leading the way in next-generation solar cells, and concentrated solar thermal (CST) research, specialising in high-temperature central receiver systems. We’re developing this technology for a global market. As part of this team, within CSIRO’s Energy Business Unit, you will work within a multidisciplinary engineering & scientific team, and play a key role in supporting the inventory management, experiments, running equipment and managing logistics.

Some of your active projects will include development of next generation solar cells, hydrogen production using renewable energy industrial scale solar thermal to produce decarbonised electricity. If you’re interested in being part of a nationally-recognised science program and developing your skills & experience through a diverse and hands-on role, this would be a great role for you CSIRO will offer you excellent career development and professional support, and we are strongly committed to diversity and supporting flexible working arrangements. This role is offered on a full-time or part-time basis (minimum 0.

8 FTE). Your duties will include: Designing and performing straightforward experiments and routine laboratory analyses on thin films for solar applications, designing new processes or apparatus by adapting existing techniques and components to meet special circumstances or undertaking modifications to methods requiring some innovation. Conducting literature reviews, investigations and inspections in the laboratory including associated analysis possibly involving statistical, graphical or software environments such as Python 3.

Developing, testing and modifying nano structure materials for photovoltaic applications. Performing some non-routine technology development activities using a range of techniques, often working on a number of parallel and competing tasks. Working with discretion to decide on the timing of operations within the work team’s plan and planning ahead to meet experimental and/or project demands.

Taking responsibility for maintaining laboratory or consumables, s.


Date15 September 2022

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