Postdoctoral Appointee

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7083814

Posted: August 25, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to mainly conduct fundamental research in lithium ion battery materials under the guidance of supervisor. The project involves chemical and electrochemical characterization of liquid electrolyte for lithium ion batteries using various characterization technologies. The candidate will explore the optimum electrolyte formulation, which can improve the high voltage and low temperature applications.

The candidate will also plan and conduct research on battery material characterization, including electrode optimization, electrochemical and structural characterization, and chemical diagnostic characterization of materials involved. 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.

Education and Experience Requirements

Successful candidate will have:

Considerable hands-on experience in a laboratory environment.
Considerable skill in formulating scientific problems.
Considerable experience in proposing, planning, designing, and implementing experiments.
Good understanding of electrochemistry, able to conduct the cyclic voltammetry, EIS, and galvanostatic test.
Hands-on experience on material characterization, including Raman, Karl-Fisher, FTIR, NMR, TGA, 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.
Must possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or Electrochemistry related disciplines and 0 to 3 years of experience/equivalent.

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