Post-Doc in Power Electronics (M/F)
|Location:||New Energies USA - Austin, TX|
|Position Control No.:||10127|
|# of openings:||1|
Total New Energies
TOTAL is one of the largest energy companies in the world, with over 96,000 employees, activities in more than 130 countries, and a branch, TOTAL New Energies, dedicated entirely to the commercial development of alternative energies (Solar PV, concentrated solar power, advanced biofuels)
TOTAL has been involved in photovoltaics since 1983, and is driven by the ambition to become the global leader in the solar industry. TOTAL New Energies pursues differentiation through technology as the first step towards building competitive integrated industrial operations in photovoltaic energy. The branch leverages an original networked innovation model in order to develop technologies that will make a real difference in the near or mid-term future. The network already includes several partnerships with leading companies and start-ups. In each partnership, researchers at the partner institution and TOTAL New Energies scientists jointly design and carry out the research efforts.
SunPower Corp – a strategic industrial asset
The most important TOTAL New Energies industrial asset in the solar industry is the California based SunPower Corp, one of the top three global solar companies by revenue. SunPower produces the world’s most efficient and reliable solar panels, guaranteeing high levels of energy production. The strategic decision of TOTAL New Energies'all-cash tender on SunPower made in 2011, has provided the group with a position as one of the leaders of the solar industry and reinforces the need for the company to accelerate innovation in solar energy.
A TOTAL-SunPower Post-Doc position
TOTAL New Energies is offering a Post-doc position as secondee in a SunPower lab located in Austin (TX, USA). As part of a team of outstanding scientists within a highly dynamic international R&D environment, the candidate will conduct power electronics research related to PV grid interconnection, storage and smart grids. The objective of the research is to develop a more efficient interaction generator-utility net and improve the relation between the control strategy and produced power. The candidate’s successful results will contribute directly to the technological leadership of SunPower in photovoltaics.
The principal responsibilities of the candidate will be to:
Applications are invited from candidates with a sound background in power electronics and the following skills and qualifications:
Knowledge and experience:
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