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SDLE is Adding Two New Research Positions

Post-Doctoral Position

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Data Analytics and Degradation Science1 of PV Systems

A Post-Doctoral Research Associate /Senior Research Associate position for a statistician is available in the Solar-Durability and Lifetime Extension (SDLE) Center in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering under the direction of Prof. Roger H. French with a co-appointment in the Center for Statistical Research, Computing and Collaboration (SR2c) in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University with Prof. Jiayang Sun. The materials science research focuses on solar radiation and environmental durability of long-lived materials, elements and systems including photovoltaics. The research associate will perform research on data from accelerated and real-world exposures on materials, components and systems, including statistical analytics and the further development of semi-gSEM methodology. The research associate will lead in R code development and data analysis of large and diverse data sets including time series, spectra and point in time data. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in real-world data analytics and a demonstrated ability to lead a project, collaborate with domain scientists, analyze data, and write manuscripts. The applicant should hold a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field. Excellent analytic and computing skills, with at least two programming languages, one from each of two of the following three groups: R/Splus/SAS, C/Fortran/JAVA/Python, Matlab/Mathematica, are required. Experience with Linux is a plus. Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively are essential.

Applicants should send a cover letter including a brief description of research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to:

Roger H. French F. Alex Nason Professor Director, Solar-Durability and Lifetime Extension Centre Faculty Director of the Applied Data Science Minor Department of Materials Science & Engineering 536 White Hall, 10900 Euclid Ave. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 44106-7204 email: roger.french@case.edu, web: http://engineering.case.edu/profiles/rxf131

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity. Roger H. French, et. al, Degradation science: Mesoscopic evolution and temporal analytics of photovoltaic energy materials" Current Opinion in Solid State and Material Science, doi:10.1016/j.cossms.2014.12.008

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Post-Doctoral Position
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Photovoltaic Lifetime and Degradation Science1

A Post-Doctoral Research Associate /Senior Research Associate position is available in the Solar-Durability and Lifetime Extension Center in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, under the direction of Prof. Roger H. French. This optical materials science research focuses on solar radiation and environmental durability of long-lived materials, elements and systems including photovoltaics. The research associate will perform research for lifetime and degradation studies on materials, components and systems, including laboratory-based (accelerated) and real-world exposures and optical characterization techniques including UV/Vis, FTIR, fluorescence, colorimetry, and light scattering. Additionally will develop quantitative mechanistic models for degradation processes in materials and bulk interfaces of components and systems using statistical analytics including semi-gSEM. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in photovoltaic optical and electrical characterization and a demonstrated ability to lead a project, analyze and organize data, and write manuscripts.

Ph.D. degree required. Experience in photovoltaics, optical materials, optical spectroscopy, device characterization, statistical analytics, R programing language, reliability and physics of failure, and lifetime and degradation science is important. Experience in computational materials science, optical raytracing, finite element analysis, thermomechanical and chemical reaction rate modeling is useful.

Applicants should send a cover letter including a brief description of research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to:

Roger H. French F. Alex Nason Professor

Director, Solar-Durability and Lifetime Extension Centre Faculty Director of the Applied Data Science Minor Department of Materials Science & Engineering 536 White Hall, 10900 Euclid Ave. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 44106-7204 email: roger.french@case.edu, web: http://engineering.case.edu/profiles/rxf131

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity.

1. Roger H. French, et. al, Degradation science: Mesoscopic evolution and temporal analytics of photovoltaic energy materials" Current Opinion in Solid State and Material Science, doi:10.1016/j.cossms.2014.12.008

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