Postdoctoral Appointment

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7057202 (Ref:406375)

Posted: May 3, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee position with our Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division (CSE).

In this role you will:

  • Contribute to the development of the understanding of the degradation mechanisms in operation in advanced batteries by characterizing materials from aged cells.
  • Develop experimental methods and techniques to facilitate this process.
  • Use this knowledge to suggest methods to improve the life of advanced batteries and to improve the methods used to estimate battery life.



We expect you to have:

  • Knowledge in the chemistry and characterization of materials; ceramics, glasses, inorganic composites, organic/inorganic composites, and organic substances; interactions of these materials with each other and reactions under various conditions with specific interest in the area of electrochemical devices.
  • Knowledge of the physical and chemical principles underlying materials properties, phase equilibria, solid-state chemistry, thermodynamics, organometallic chemistry, organic chemistry and the experimental techniques and methodologies associated with these areas.
  • Skill in interpreting and assessing the results of the experimenter’s own work and that of others in experiments. Strong oral and written communication amd interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of safe laboratory practices.
  • Knowledge and good skill and understanding to provide novel solutions to fuel cell issues from other areas of materials research, ceramics and composites.
  • This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in materials science, or engineering or a related field at the Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, 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 is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's 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.


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