Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials Scientist/Engineer, Cathode Battery Materials

The successful candidate will be involved in concept and laboratory work to develop, synthesize, characterize and electrochemically evaluate next generation cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

The Applied Materials Division is seeking a recently graduated (2020-2021) candidate for a postdoctoral appointment to conduct general research in material science and electrochemistry related to next generation cathode material synthesis for lithium-ion batteries. The selected individual will work under supervision and will assist the Lead PI on developing experimental methods and techniques to synthesize these new materials. The candidate needs to be familiar with electrochemical testing and evaluating of these materials. Preferences will be given to candidate available for immediate hiring.

Position Requirements

  • A doctorate degree in material science or related chemistry science with 0 to 1 year of post-graduate experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the areas of materials science, metallurgical and ceramic engineering including hands-on, practical laboratory experience with material synthesis and processing, and analytical methods is required.
  • Experiences in different types of furnaces: box furnaces, tube furnaces, RF induction heating, microwave heating
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas are highly desirable: DoE, continuous/batch co-precipitation reactions, solid state synthesis, ability to work with larger equipment or experience in kilo-scale synthesis, electrochemistry, and lithium-ion battery chemistry.
  • Hands-on experience: XRD & Refinement, SEM-EDX, TGA, BET, coin-cell preparation and testing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and on a timely basis with the supervisory personnel on all developments or matters resulting from the work activities.
  • Ability to maintain organized notebooks and project files.
  • Ability to adapt fast pacing environments.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • A high commitment to safety.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne's Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

What will put you ahead:
  • Knowledge of lithium-ion battery chemistry and materials, experience with working with larger equipment or experience in kilo-scale synthesis, electrochemical testing and evaluation of battery materials.

Job Family
Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile
Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type
Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type
Full time

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