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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee in Lemont, Illinois

Under the guidance of a supervisor, you will conduct research in the design and syntheses of organic electrodes. The project is an interdisciplinary position with the focus on organic materials with potential intercalation or conversion mechanism for battery application – syntheses, characterization and testing of such materials in a battery set up. The work includes synthesis and characterization of organic and polymeric compounds, interacting with other groups, and evaluating bulk, electrochemical and interfacial properties using techniques such as galvanostatic cycling, cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, and FTIR to understand the mechanisms.

Under the guidance of a supervisor you will:

  • Design, synthesize, and characterize organic and polymeric materials.

  • Conduct electrochemical/chemical/physical characterization (galvanostatic cycling, NMR, FTIR, Echem) of these systems towards energy storage applications.

  • Design and carry out new experimental procedures for understanding of the electrolyte systems.

  • Analyze data, prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications.

  • Attend and make presentations at scientific meetings; and prepare reports, presentations, and papers for group meetings.

Position Requirements

We expect you to have:

  • Considerable knowledge of and experimental expertise in organic/polymer chemistry and electrochemistry.

  • Extensive knowledge of electrolytes in energy storage materials.

  • Considerable interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skill.

  • Ability to keep abreast of pertinent scientific literature.

  • Experience with Schlenk techniques and glove boxes.

  • Experience with standard electroanalytical techniques (CV, galvanostatic charging/discharging with MACCOR) and a range of characterization instruments (NMR, SEM, FTIR and Raman) would be an asset.

  • This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in organic/polymer chemistry or materials sciences at the Ph.D. degree level with zero to three years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

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Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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