Postdoctoral Appointee – ALD for Energy Storage

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7074289 (Ref:409276)

Posted: January 20, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the Functional Coatings Group in the Applied Materials Division at Argonne National Laboratory to conduct advanced research in energy storage. A primary goal of this work is aimed at advancing next-generation, lithium-ion technology through a detailed understanding and mitigation of surface degradation mechanisms that limit state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery materials. The focus is to develop atomic layer processing methods to tailor the surface properties of lithium ion battery electrodes using nanoscale thin films and surface treatments.  Advanced materials design and characterization will be pursued through various strategies. The candidate is expected to have knowledge of atomic layer deposition and materials for energy storage applications. An understanding of bulk and thin film materials characterization techniques such as X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, spectroscopic ellipsometry, atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and electrochemical testing of cells is required. The successful candidate is also expected to aid in the design, analysis, and interpretation of experiments as well as present findings to the community through publications and presentations. The knowledge gained in the course of this work will directly contribute to achieving DOE goals of high-energy, lithium-ion systems for transportation applications and beyond.

  • Ph.D. in materials science, physics, chemistry or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Electrochemical testing and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of scientific journal papers and conference publications.
  • Excellent record and knowledge of standard laboratory practices and safety procedures.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

 

What will put you ahead:

  • Basics knowledge of vacuum science and technology is preferred

 

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.

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