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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Advanced energy materials and high-throughput experimentation in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311908

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Energy Processes & Materials

Group: Battery Materials & Systems

Job Description

The Energy Processes & Materials Group within the Energy and Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently seeking an Advanced Energy Materials and High-throughput Experimentation Researcher to support the R&D of electrical energy storage technologies. This research position is for a Materials Scientist, Chemist, Electrochemist, or Engineer in a related field of study with experience in advanced energy storage technologies and high-throughput experimentation techniques. The candidate hired for this position will be responsible for developing high-throughput experimental methods and techniques to accelerate fundamental and applied research and development in the field of redox flow batteries and lithium-ion batteries, including materials development, device fabrication/testing, and the final products delivery. The qualified candidate will also participate in the development of high-throughput capabilities through the use of robotics, liquid/solid handlers, characterization tools, and relevant softwares. They will also prepare manuscripts for publication, present his/her research work internally and externally at national/international conferences, and develop new ideas for funded research.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Must possess Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or other related fields within the past five years from an accredited college or university.

Comprehensive knowledge in the areas of materials science and electrochemistry including practical experience with development of novel energy storage materials and systems, electrochemical characterization and analysis, and system integration are preferred.

Knowledge and experience in designing, building and integrating complex automation configurations for high-throughput applications in materials discovery and development is a plus.

Experience with organic/inorganic synthesis, battery fabrication, cell assembly, standard electroanalytical techniques (CV, chronoamperometry, chronocoulometry, etc.), and a range of characterization instruments such as NMR, UV-vis, XRD, SEM, TEM, TGA, FTIR, and Raman are recommended.

Must be safety orientated and have demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, strong teamwork skills, and excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and collaborate effectively with other scientists, engineers, and researchers from different groups or labs is required.

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: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Battery Materials & Systems

Opening Date: 2021-04-05

Closing Date: 2021-04-26