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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Materials Scientist in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310464

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Energy Processes and Materials

Group:Battery Materials and System

Job Description

  • Independently completes recurring assignments

  • Defines and leads project work at a small task/project level, reporting results on time and on budget.

  • Contributes to proposals

  • Embraces expectations for quality, safety, and security.

  • Communicates the importance within the work team.

  • Execute creative and innovative research in the fields of sodium-ion batteries.

  • Synthesis electrolyte or additives for sodium-ion batteries.

  • Assemble coin cells and test cells under a variety of conditions.

  • Materials and cell level postmortem analysis.

  • Responsible for timely milestone deliverable.

  • Assist in preparation and delivery of quarterly and annual reports for the on-going programs.

  • Maintain safe laboratory operations and train junior personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 2 years of experience

  • MS/MA with 0-2 years of experience

  • PhD with 0 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Materials Science or chemical engineering, or a related field with a focus on energy storage/conversion materials.

  • PhD with 5 years of experience with electrolyte synthesis and evaluation in the field of battery research.

  • Hands-on experiences in materials synthesis and characterization, electrode preparation and cell fabrication.

  • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal interaction with scientists, managers, and support personnel.

  • Ability to write papers for peer-reviewed journals and make presentations at conferences and review meetings.

  • Experience working at PNNL or other national laboratories is plus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Battery Materials & Systems

Opening Date: 2020-02-10

Closing Date: 2020-02-24