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Postdoctoral Appointee
Postdoctoral Appointee in the Lemont, Illinois
Date Posted 08/18/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Postdoctoral Appointee
Requisition Number: 408629
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


Position Description

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division (CSE) is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to mainly conduct research in solid state electrolyte of advanced lithium ion batteries (LIB).

The candidate will plan and conduct physical, chemical, and electrochemical characterization of solid state electrolyte materials. The candidate will fabricate electrode and coin cells and conduct electrochemical testing. The candidate should be familiar with advanced characterization techniques, such as SEM, TEM, XRD, XPS. 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

We expect you to have:

  • A recently completed PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Electrochemistry.
  • Considerable hands-on experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Considerable skill in formulating scientific problems.
  • Considerable experience in proposing, planning, designing and implementing experiments.
  • Deep understanding of electrochemistry, able to conduct the cyclic voltammetry, EIS, and galvanostatic test.
  • Hands-on experience on material characterization, including SEM, Raman, TGA, BET, PSA, et. al.
  • Considerable knowledge of processing and analyzing results.
  • Considerable skill in written and oral communication.
  • Proven desire to work in a team-based environment.

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 Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

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