Postdoctoral Appointee – Materials Synthesis

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7058548 (Ref:406805)

Posted: July 15, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Process R&D and Scale Up Group in the Applied Materials Division (AMD) of Argonne National Laboratory solicits applicants to fill a research and development postdoc position in the area of materials synthesis. The successful candidate will perform basic and applied research and development including materials synthesis, physical characterizations, performance evaluations, and processing of materials. We are looking for a motivated, recently graduated candidate with expertise in active battery material synthesis and characterization.

• Experience in the synthesis of new cathode and cathode precursors using solid state, co-precipitation, hydrothermal and surface modification.

• Conduct cathode (including cathode precursor) design and synthesis experiments.

• Characterize the synthesized cathode materials.

• Evaluate the electrochemical performance of the synthesized cathode material.

• Investigate innovative and promising new materials.

• Demonstrated expertise in material chemistry and synthesis related to battery active materials. 

• Able to use advanced analytical techniques for particle structure and property determination; demonstrated expertise in obtaining and interpreting composition-structure-property relationships.

• High level of scientific creativity and a strong aptitude for problem-solving

• Self-starter that can carry out tasks with minimal oversight.

• Team oriented; willing to share with, listen to and help others.

 

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through formal education in chemistry, materials science 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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