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Argonne National Laboratory Assistant Materials Scientist in Lemont, Illinois

Assistant Materials Scientist

Requisition Number: 409380 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: CSE-Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RD2 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

We invite you to apply for an Assistant Materials Scientist opening within our Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division (CSE).

Under the guidance of a supervisor, you will:

  • Plan and conduct applied research on advanced 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 reports & presentations for group meetings across multiple organizations, and meetings with DOE & industrial sponsors.
  • Assemble and test prototype lithium-ion battery pouch cells in a dry room.
  • Prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, present papers at scientific meetings.
  • Develop new ideas, concepts and /or research proposals to create programmatic growth for the division.
  • Develop and maintain laboratory equipment and facilities.
  • Keep contact with academia and research communities outside of Argonne National Laboratory.
  • Serve as a resource person for group members and other Argonne National Laboratory staff personnel in solving problems and seek technical advice from Argonne National Laboratory staff for his/her own research effort.

We expect you to have:

  • Considerable experience with electrochemical testing and physicochemical characterization of lithium-based battery 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 work concurrently on multiple projects.
  • Considerable skills in planning and implementing electrochemical experiments and analyzing results.
  • Considerable skills in written and oral technical communication.
  • Good skill in maintaining working relationships with DOE sponsors.
  • Other desirable skills include experience with silicon-based anode systems, knowledge of material synthesis, and prior experience with reference-electrode cells, electron microscopy, X-ray spectroscopy, and other approaches to material and battery-cell characterization.
  • Good skills in the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

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 1-5 years of advanced battery R&D experience since Ph.D.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.