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Fellow - PV Outdoor Performance Testing

Albuquerque NM

Fraunhofer CSE is offering a Fellowship in its photovoltaics (PV) technologies group. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of cutting-edge solar energy hardware, software, and data processing tools. You will be part of our PV R&D team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico working on solar energy technology development with partners in industry, academia, and government. The Fellow position typically lasts six to twelve months. The practical experience acquired at Fraunhofer CSE enables research assistants to go on to further their academic careers and/or find successful employment in the energy sector.


Responsibilities & Learning Opportunities:

Characterize the performance of photovoltaic (PV) components, modules, and systems, utilizing a state-of-the-art PV outdoor test field

Support implementation of data acquisition, storage, and analysis software

Assist with the design, building, and testing of PV monitoring systems

Learn how to evaluate the performance of photovoltaic modules and systems

Compare component performance and durability over time and at different levels of integration


Desired Experience & Skills:

Hands-on experience with data logging and PV IV measurement equipment

Familiarity with integrating software and hardware

Prior experience with MySQL, Python, R, JMP or LabVIEW

Data analysis and troubleshooting skills

Enjoy working in both indoor and outdoor (sunny and hot) environments

Can lift up to 50 lbs unassisted


Desired Characteristics:

Excellent academic record in science or engineering

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to accept a high degree of responsibility in a team-based organization and an ability to work independently

Aptitude for learning new things, brainstorming solutions, and adapting to challenges

Enthusiasm for new technologies and expanding the impact of renewable energy


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Posted March 9, 2017

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