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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Associate – Materials Scientist/Engineer, Cathode Battery Materials in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Associate – Materials Scientist/Engineer, Cathode Battery Materials

Requisition Number: 410134 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: AMD-Applied Materials 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 successful candidate will be involved in concept and laboratory work to develop, synthesize, characterize and electrochemically evaluate next generation cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

The Applied Materials Division is seeking a recently graduated (2018-2021) candidate for a postdoctoral appointment to conduct general research in material science and electrochemistry related to next generation cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The selected individual will work under supervision and will assist the Lead PI on developing experimental methods and techniques to synthesize these new materials. The candidate needs to be familiar with electrochemical testing and evaluating of these materials. Preferences will be given to candidate available for immediate hiring.

  • A doctorate degree in material science or related chemistry science with 0 to 2 years of post-graduate experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the areas of materials science, metallurgical and ceramic engineering including hands-on, practical laboratory experience with material synthesis and processing, and analytical methods is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas are highly desirable: continuous/batch co-precipitation reactions, solid state synthesis, ability to work with larger equipment or experience in kilo-scale synthesis, electrochemistry, and lithium-ion battery chemistry.
  • Additional hands-on experience on: XRD & Refinement, SEM-EDX, TGA, BET, coin-cell preparation and testing. TEM, FIB-SEM and Synchrotron XRD characterizations would be desirable but not necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and on a timely basis with the supervisory personnel on all developments or matters resulting from the work activities.
  • Ability to maintain organized notebooks and project files.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • A high commitment to safety.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

What will put you ahead?

  • Knowledge of lithium-ion battery chemistry and materials, experience with working with larger equipment or experience in kilo-scale synthesis, electrochemical testing and evaluation of battery materials.

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