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

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311018

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Energy Processes and Materials

Group: Battery Materials and Systems

Job Description

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to join our multi-disciplinary team for energy storage research to investigate cutting edge technologies in the advanced lithium metal and lithium ion batteries. The successful candidate's primary responsibility will be the synthesis and scale-up of novel high-energy cathode materials, development of novel coating materials and processes for air-sensitive cathode materials, development of advanced electrolytes to enable stable cycling of high-voltage lithium metal and lithium ion batteries, characterization of their electrochemical and morphological properties, and investigation of the electrode/electrolyte interphases. 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

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to join our team. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical 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: strong background and knowledge in fundamental materials synthesis for advanced cathode materials for battery applications; knowledge and experience with development of non-aqueous electrolytes; extensive knowledge and hands-on skills in material synthesis and scale-up, battery assembly and testing. Prior experience with coating on surfaces of materials and electrodes is 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: Applied Battery Research

Opening Date: 2020-07-24

Closing Date: 2020-08-03