Postdoctoral Appointee - Battery Recycling Researcher

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7088143 (Ref:ANL-411774)

Posted: November 1, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Applied Materials Division (AMD) at Argonne National Laboratory conducts applied research to develop sustainable innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of resource and energy utilization; to minimize our dependence on imported energy; and to enhance our national security.

A post doc position is now open in the Materials Recycling R&D Group.  The position is focused on battery recycling R&D for the ReCell Center.  This candidate will join a team developing and testing material separations and recycling operations and will help contribute to that team.  The candidate should have a good understanding of lithium-ion battery systems and performance characteristics.  The project will involve R&D on specific separation technologies as well as pilot plant design, installation, and operation.  Due to the chemical and mechanical nature of the processes being worked on, a good background in chemistry and a mechanical aptness is necessary to be successful in this position.

Position Requirements

  • A recent (0-2 years) Ph.D. Degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or similar degree.

  • Understanding of lithium-ion batteries and how they work.

  • Understanding of the materials used to make lithium-ion batteries.

  • Knowledge of materials separation equipment and techniques

  • Ability to work well within a team as well as independently.

  • Abilities in oral and written communications at all levels of the organization.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

What will put you ahead:

  • Knowledge of electrochemical performance of lithium-ion batteries.

  • Experience with equipment installations and start-up/debug.

  • Experience in process development and plant design.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time



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