Postdoctoral Appointee: Battery Recycling Researcher
The Applied Materials Division (AMD) at Argonne National Laboratory conducts applied research to develop sustainable innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of resource and energy utilization; to minimize our dependence on imported energy; and to enhance our national security.
A post doc position is now open in the Materials Recycling R&D Group. The position is focused on battery recycling R&D. This candidate will join a team developing and testing material separations and recycling operations and will help contribute to that team. The candidate is not required to have but would benefit from a good understanding of lithium-ion battery systems and performance characteristics. The work will involve R&D on a broad range of separation technologies as well as pilot plant design, installation, and operation. Experience in direct recycling and hydro/pyro-based recycling processes a plus. Additionally, some work will include cathode synthesis. Due to the chemical and mechanical nature of the processes being worked on, mechanical aptness is very helpful to be successful in this position.
A recent (0-2 years) Ph.D. Degree in engineering, chemistry, or similar degree.
Understanding of lithium-ion batteries and how they work.
Understanding of the materials used to make lithium-ion batteries.
Knowledge of materials separation equipment and techniques.
Ability to work with hand tools and building/adapting equipment.
Ability to work well within a team as well as alone.
Skilled in oral and written communications at all levels of the organization.
A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Knowledge of electrochemical performance of lithium-ion batteries.
Knowledge metallurgical separation technologies.
Experience with equipment installations and start-up/debug.
Experience in process development and plant design.
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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