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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee

Requisition Number: 410127 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

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to mainly conduct research to develop high-energy and long-life lithium sulfur batteries under the guidance of a supervisor.The project involves synthesis, physical/chemical structure characterization and electrochemical test of sulfur cathodes in both coin-cells and pouch-cells.

The candidate for this role will:

  • Establish the relationship between the physical/chemical properties and electrochemical performance of the sulfur cathodes.
  • Have experienced in working with various electrolytes (solvents and additives) for lithium-sulfur batteries.
  • Conduct novel characterization on the developed battery materials using surface-sensitive techniques and synchrotron X-ray probes to provide mechanistic understanding behind the performance.
  • Analyze data, prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, present papers at scientific meetings, and prepare reports and presentations/papers for group meetings.

We expect you to have:

  • A recently completed Ph. D Degree in Chemistry, Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or Electrochemistryand other related 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.
  • Considerable skill in the synthesis and structure optimization of carbon materials for energy-storage application, in particularly lithium-sulfur batteries.
  • Considerable knowledge in the experience of electrolytes modulation to suppress shuttle effect and lithium dendrite formation.
  • Hands-on experience with fabrication of Ah-level Li-S pouch cells is mandatory.
  • Deep understanding of electrochemistry, able to conduct the cyclic voltammetry, EIS, and galvanostatic test.
  • Knowledge of synchrotron-based X-ray techniques (such as x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy) for in situ studies ofMaterials/Interfacialchemistry during battery cycling.
  • Demonstrated ability to concurrently work on multiple projects.
  • Considerable knowledge of processing and analyzing results.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and good record of publication and external recognition in relevant areas.

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