Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Jobs

send a request via <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a> </p><p><strong><em>Please be awar

Job Information

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Electrochemical Testing of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311901

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Energy Processes & Materials

Group: Applied Materials and Manufacturing

Job Description

This post-doctoral research associate position in the Applied Materials and Manufacturing Group will conduct research on high-efficiency solid oxide energy conversion systems at the forefront of energy technology. The position holder will assist in fabricating, testing and characterizing high temperature electrochemical solid oxide cells and electrochemical reactions and contribute to evaluating the electrochemical device performance. The position holder will work as an integrated member of the team, interfacing and collaborating with other researchers. The duties of the position include:

  • Developing and executing experimental plans to synthesize and characterize materials for high temperature electrolyzers

  • Carrying out laboratory work independently with the support of other technical staff

  • Clearly documenting experimental results and reporting findings to the team at regular intervals

  • Performing work safely and in accordance with lab policy and training

  • Contributing to scientific publications and presentations at professional society conferences and/or to sponsors.

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

  • Ph.D. in materials science, chemical engineering, chemistry, catalysis, physics, or related field

  • Experience in high temperature ceramic processing and skills in characterization of those materials

  • Extensive experience in electrochemical characterization of solid oxide cells, including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, solid state electrochemistry, equivalent circuit modeling, and distribution of relaxation times

  • Experience in catalysis and electrocatalysis helpful

  • Detail oriented; self-motivated; and works well with deadlines to deliver high quality, timely results.

  • Works well in a team

  • Good writing and communication skills

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

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

The position holder will work in research laboratories, which are inherently hazardous working environments. Exposure to mechanical hazards, chemicals, etc., are kept to a minimum and mitigated through the use of controls and the maintenance of a safety-conscious work environment.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Applied Materials & Manufactur

Opening Date: 2021-04-01

Closing Date: 2021-04-15