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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters Research Associate - Material Science in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312171

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Energy Processes & Materials

Group: Batter Materials & Systems

Job Description

The Battery Materials and Systems Group at Pacific Northwest National Lab seeks a Postmaster to conduct research focusing on the production and development of micro battery. The micro battery is a primary battery with lithium metal and carbon monofluoride as active materials. The micro battery will be used to power the miniature acoustic or RF sensors which are implanted to animals to understand how human activities affect their living environments. In this position, the candidate is expected to

Assist the production of the micro battery during the production season .

Develop new micro battery with the requirements from the clients.

Improve the reliability and energy density of the micro battery.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Master’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Materials science, or related field.

Be familiar with battery assembly.

Work experience or experience with internship in battery systems is a plus.

A passion for learning and innovation, and a desire to advance the micro battery through improvements in reliability and energy density.

A collaborative approach to problem-solving and the ability to work well with inter-disciplinary and geographically distributed teams.

3.2 GPA or higher is 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

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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.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Battery Materials & Systems

Opening Date: 2021-06-02

Closing Date: 2021-06-12