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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee - Solid State Lithium Metal Battery in United States

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to mainly conduct research to develop high-energy and long-life all-solid-state lithium metal batteries using sulfur cathode or layered oxide cathode under the guidance of a supervisor (Dr. Guiliang Xu). The project mainly involves lithium metal protection through design of new solid-state electrolytes or solid-solid interface to achieve long cycle life and fast-charging performance. The candidate will also conduct novel characterization on the developed battery materials using synchrotron X-ray probes and surface-sensitive techniques to provide mechanistic understanding behind the performance.

The candidate should be able to analyze data, prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, present papers at scientific meetings, and prepare reports and presentations/papers for group meetings.

Position Requirements

  • Successful candidate will have level of knowledge, which is typically achieved through a formal education in Chemistry, chemical/mechanical engineering, materials science and 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 of solid-state electrolytes for energy-storage application, in particularly sulfide-based

  • Considerable knowledge in the experience of interface engineering (e.g. surface coating) to suppress lithium dendrite formation

  • Hands-on experience with fabrication and testing of all-solid-state cells

  • 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 of Materials/Interfacial chemistry during battery cycling

  • Considerable knowledge of processing and analyzing results

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and good record of publication and external recognition in relevant areas

  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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