Perovskite PV process specialist

Interested in research in the field of solar cells? Then you will be in the front line at TNO. As a solar energy researcher in Eindhoven, you help make perovskite solar cells market-ready.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

The next generation of solar cells, you will not do it for less. The key word here? Perovskite. Perovskite solar cells are now only a few square centimetres. But your research and that of your team, the Perovskite Solar Cell team, will take this young PV technology to the next level, so that it can be used on an industrial scale and we can ultimately all benefit from solar panels with a maximum energy output. You develop sheet-to-sheet and roll-to-roll scaling up processes, in a state-of-the-art lab that you can safely call one of the best playgrounds in Europe for solar researchers. Furthermore, you will of course be allowed all the scope you need to experiment. 

In addition to hardcore research, you also focus on the practical-industrial side of it. You frequently come into contact with companies in the PV market, for which you develop samples. You work closely with research organisation Solliance and other research partners such as TU Eindhoven, IMEC and the Forschungszentrum Jülich, to name a few. In addition, you will participate in national and international subsidy projects, contribute to the acquisition of projects, and lead research activities. You share the knowledge you gather at conferences and in scientific journals. Research on the edge? This is it!

Read more about solar cell technology innovations at TNO

What do we require of you?

You are a passionate researcher, truly someone who is completely absorbed by photovoltaic cells and everything to do with them. Communicatively, you are sensitive: at an academic level you communicate as easily as in an industrial setting. You dare to take responsibility and are quick to take the plunge. Above all, you like to get down to business and work together proactively. What else can you offer?    
  • A PhD or university master's degree in material science, chemistry, physics or electrical engineering. 
  • Familiarity with PV applications.
  • Experience in academic and industrial work environments. 
  •  Knowledge of printing and coating technologies. 

What can you expect of your work situation?

As an independent research firm, TNO bridges the gap between the academic and commercial worlds. We translate research results into clear applications and solutions, thereby solving future problems today. We will give you ample time to give due consideration to the situations you are working on. Project complete? Then we will continue our journey of discovery, looking for new tools, models and advice that will benefit Dutch companies and organisations in the future. With around 3,000 employees, we are active in nine different spheres for a wide array of clients, including governments, SMEs, social organisations, large companies and service providers.

Read more about TNO as an employer

At TNO you will join the Perovskite Solar Cell team, which is part of the Solar Technology & Applications expertise group. An international team of ten colleagues who are committed and passionate about developing tomorrow's technology today: semi-transparent, transparent and flexible solar modules for the PV market. Quite a responsibility, but we are happy to take it. To relax, we regularly do something fun: for example, kayaking or bouldering.

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What can TNO offer you?

Challenging and varied work. And full of opportunities because at TNO you are, by and large, the master of your own career. In addition to a gross monthly salary in scale 10  (depending on your knowledge and experience), holiday pay and a thirteenth month’s salary, you will get every opportunity to develop your skills. Perhaps you want to grow into a specialist, immerse yourself more in business development or build a career as a project manager. At TNO, you can put together a ‘menu’ of terms of employment that suits your personal situation. What you can expect:
  • Flexible working times and the option of working from home. 
  • 28 days of holiday and 5 ATV days (additional days of paid leave on the basis of full-time employment).
  •  An utmost professional, innovative work environment, with high-calibre experts as colleagues. 
  • Travel allowance or a bicycle.
  •  A good pension scheme.
  •   Prospect of a permanent contract.
  • Fun activities with your team and your colleagues at your office and within TNO as a whole, such as monthly drinks. This will help you to quickly get to know many of your colleagues.
  • The opportunity to do courses, training programmes and workshops, and attend conferences.
  • A modern office in Eindhoven.
  •  Coaching, if required.
Read here from which terms of employment you can choose 

In laboratories with the very latest gadgets, you will be examining the future of solar energy on a daily basis. Do you get excited just reading this? Then you might be the solar energy researcher TNO is looking for. Check the vacancy.

Solar cell research? TNO is in the front line. As a solar energy researcher in Eindhoven, you help make perovskite solar cells market-ready. Sound good? View the vacancy here.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recruiter: Heleen Stork
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-515 34922

Hiring manager: Andre Schilt
Phone number: +31 (0)6-512 12751

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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André Schilt MSc

  • Thin film
  • solar
  • plasma technology

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