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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee

Requisition Number: 407030 Location: Lemont, IL

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

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree or equivalent

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

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Under the guidance of a supervisor, conducts fundamental research in the development of electrolyte additives and salts for lithium-ion batteries. The research will be focused on large-scale production of new electrolyte materials, including additives, salts, andsolvents. Plansand conducts research on materials characterization, including electrochemical evaluation and structuralcharacterization.Carries out mechanistic studies on the working and degradation process.

  • Considerable experience in organic synthesis; possess good problem-solving skills based on thorough understanding of synthetic methods and reaction mechanisms.
  • Experience in the scale-up process of organic reactions.
  • Considerable knowledge of organic chemistry; possess high-level understanding of molecular electronic structure properties and structure-function relationships.
  • Considerable skill in the purification and characterization of organic compounds.
  • Considerable knowledge of using various analytical techniques, such as FTIR, GC-MS, NMR, etc., in elucidating the solution chemistry of electrolyte.
  • Knowledge of lithium batteries and experience in electrochemical cell characterization are a plus.
  • Considerable experience in preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, presenting papers at scientific meetings, and constructing reports and presentations to meet sponsor reporting requirements.
  • This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in chemistry, materials science, engineering, or a related field 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.

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