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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate Research Associate - Lithium Metal Battery in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309190

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Division: Enegy Processes & Materials

Group: Battery Materials & Systems

Job Description

We are seeking an outstanding scientists to join our multi-disciplinary team for energy storage research to investigate cutting edge technologies in the advanced lithium metal and Li ion batteries. The successful candidate's primary responsibility will be the development of novel coating materials and electrolyte to enable stable cycling of Li metal anode and Li metal batteries, characterize their electrochemical and morphological properties, investigate the properties of interface between electrode and electrolyte. 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 Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, 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 electrode materials for battery applications; extensive knowledge and hands-on skills in material preparation, battery assembly and testing required. Prior experiences with development of non-aqueous electrolytes and/or coating on electrode surface 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.

3.50 GPA or higher preferred.

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: 2019-05-01

Closing Date: 2019-05-31