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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee in Lemont, Illinois

We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee position within our Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division (CSE).

Under the guidance of a supervisor, you will:

  • Conduct mission-oriented research on battery materials.

  • Perform systematic experiments to develop a fundamental understanding of processes responsible for system performance and performance degradation through the use of new and existing tools.

  • Build, test, and analyze data from prototype batteries and their components using a wide variety of laboratory instrumentation.

  • Elucidate and implement solutions required to enhance the performance, life and safety of battery cells.

  • Plan and conduct research on battery materials with characterization techniques that include electrochemical, structural, and chemical methods, while adhering to Laboratory and Divisional ESH/QA practices and policies.

  • Analyze data, prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, present papers at scientific meetings, and prepare reports, presentations, and papers for group meetings or meeting sponsor reporting requirements.

  • Develop and maintain laboratory equipment and facilities.

Education and Experience Requirements

We expect you to have:

  • Considerable experience with electrochemical testing and physicochemical characterization of lithium battery materials and cells.

  • Considerable knowledge and hands-on experience with a variety of laboratory instrumentation.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to solve problems of scientific and technological interest.

  • Demonstrated ability to concurrently work on multiple projects.

  • Strong skills in planning and implementing electrochemical experiments.

  • Strong skills in the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

  • Strong skills in written and oral communication.

  • Other desirable skills include prior experience with X-ray characterization techniques, electron microscopy and other approaches to material and battery-cell characterization.

The level of scientific knowledge and sophistication required is normally associated with a Ph.D. in materials engineering, or related engineering or scientific disciplines and 0 years work experience.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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