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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Electrochemical Energy Materials in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311121

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Energy Processes and Materials

Group: Battery Materials and Systems

Job Description

We are seeking an outstanding Electrochemical Materials Research scientist to join our Battery Materials and Systems group to explore new materials and architectures for energy storage and conversion. This includes materials synthesis, electrode architecture design and their fundamental understanding for electrochemical energy applications (e.g., batteries, electrolyzers, fuel cells). The successful candidate will have a strong background on electrochemistry and materials. The candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate with data scientists on materials discovery via machine learning. The candidate will also prepare manuscripts for publication, present the research work internally and externally at national/international conferences, and develop new ideas for the 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

The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or other related fields within the past five years from an accredited college or university and have experience in one or more of the following areas: electrochemistry, polymer gels, electrocatalysis, materials synthesis for battery and/or fuel cell applications. Prior experience, extensive knowledge and hands-on skills in electrode fabrication, assembly and testing are preferred.

Demonstrated record of publishing in first class journals and an ability to collaborate effectively on a teaming environment are required. 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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Battery Materials & Systems

Opening Date: 2020-08-26

Closing Date: 2020-09-25