Postdoctoral Appointee - Solid Polymer Electrolyte Research
Job posting number: #7088781 (Ref:ANL-411840)
Posted: November 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
CSE Division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral appointee to conduct research on solid polymer electrolyte for next-generation solid-state batteries.
The research will be focused on design and synthesis new polymer materials as solid electrolytes and correlation of polymer structure with its electrochemical performance including ionic conductivity, Li+ transference number, electrochemical window and cycle life and calendar life of NMC/solid electrolyte/Li cells. The research will also focus on solving the stability issue at electrolyte/electrode interface by designing new polymer with functional groups. The research goal is to develop solid batteries with exceptional high energy density and safety.
Design and conduct organic synthesis and polymer synthesis experiments to develop new organic/polymeric compounds as new electrolyte solvents and with desired physical and electrochemical properties.
Skills in organic/polymer synthesis, purification and chemical analysis by NMR, FTIR, Raman, GC-MS.
Research experiences in lithium-ion battery or other electrochemical energy storage systems and efficiency in electrochemical analysis including cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical floating test, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and lithium-ion battery testing.
Track of record of scientific achievements in published papers, patents, manuscript submission, and presentation at academic conferences.
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to solve problems of scientific and technological interest.
This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in organic chemistry or polymer chemistry at the Ph.D.-degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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