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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Battery Development & Testing in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309625

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Emergy Processes & Materials

Group:n Battery Materials and Systems

Job Description

The Energy Processes & Materials Group within the Energy and Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently seeking an outstanding electrochemist and/or battery material scientist for a postdoctoral position on battery development and testing. The successful candidate’s primary working scope will be testing redox flow batteries, Li/Na-ion batteries, metal-air batteries and developing new battery materials/structures for next generation technologies. General knowledge of materials science and electrochemistry and hands-on experience with battery material synthesis, cell fabrication and testing are required. The candidate needs to have the ability to performance in-depth research independently and collaborate effectively in a team. The work also involves preparing manuscripts for publication and presenting their work internally and externally.

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. Must have received a PhD in the past five years (60 months) or will within the next 4 months. Must have good written and oral communication skills and an ability to conduct collaborative research effectively on a teaming environment. Expertise in material synthesis, battery assembly, and electrochemical evaluation skills for redox flow battery, Li/Na-ion battery or metal-air battery is desired. Must be safety orientated.

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

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Battery Materials & Systems

Opening Date: 2019-08-06

Closing Date: 2019-08-22