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The Applied Materials Division at Argonne National Laboratory has an opening for a postdoctoral appointee. The candidate will conduct experiments and develop structure-property relationships of advanced electrochemical materials, including sulfide-based solid-state electrolytes for Lithium metal batteries. This position requires experience in synthesis, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, and data analysis.

The Applied Materials Division at Argonne National Laboratory has an opening for a postdoctoral appointee. The candidate will conduct experiments and develop structure-property relationships of advanced electrochemical materials, including solid-state electrolytes for Lithium metal batteries. This position requires experience in synthesis, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, and data analysis.

Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection: All activities, as they apply to work performed by self or by personnel under supervision, will be executed in compliance with ES&H and security responsibilities established by Argonne National Laboratory's ES&H policies, Safeguards and Security policies, work rules, and safe practices.

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
  • The prospective candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Experience with materials synthesis (solid-state and liquid-phase reactions).
  • Experience running electrochemical experiments and analysis, ideally experience with solid-state ion conductors.
  • Experience working with S/TEM, SEM/EDS, XRD, BET, ICP, TGA/DSC, GC/MS, and XPS data.
  • Experience with basic ceramic processing instrumentation ( e.g., high temperature furnaces, ball milling, pressing green bodies, annealing, sintering, etc.).
  • Experience developing models for structure-property relationships is desired.
  • Basic background in statistics, sufficient to correlate and describe electrochemical data.
  • Shilled in oral and written communications and presentations at all levels of the organization.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne's Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.


What will put you ahead:
  • Experience related to i) synthesis of sulfide-based solid-state electrolytes and Lithium metal batteries, ii) engineering sulfide-based materials, iii) collecting and interpreting S/TEM data, and iv) strong experience with XPS.
  • Experience with atomic layer deposition.


Job Family
Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile
Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type
Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type
Full time

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