Postdoctoral Appointee - Electrochemical Energy Storage

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7101390 (Ref:413521)

Posted: June 3, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral appointee to develop and conduct research on fundamental understanding of novel secondary battery chemistries through use of structural and electrochemical characterization.

Incumbent will work with Electrochemical Energy Storage department researchers and partners at on and off-site facilities to conduct experiments including but not limited to synthesis, characterization and electrochemistry of battery materials for lithium-ion and beyond lithium-ion systems. Work will entail investigation of the surface and bulk structural properties including electrochemical and characterization using spectroscopic and related methods.

Position Requirements

  • Must possess a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or related disciplines and zero to one year of experience/equivalent

  • Candidate must possess considerable knowledge of and experimental expertise in one or more of the following applicable spectroscopy (including solid state NMR), synchrotron or microscopy methods for structural characterization and experience in electrochemical characterization, coin and/or other cell making and testing

  • Expertise in lithium ion or related electrode materials and cell making and testing is a big plus

  • The position requires considerable interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of chemical diagnostic methods and knowledge of handling of air-sensitive materials

  • Skill in data processing, evaluation, and interpretation

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7101390 (Ref:413521)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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