Postdoctoral Appointee - Developing/Characterizing/Synthesizing Catalytic Materials - Military Veterans

at Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, Illinois

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking to hire a postdoctoral appointee. This position is directed at developing and characterizing catalytic materials including platinum-group metal free (PGM-free) and platinum-containing electrocatalysts for energy conversion devices including polymer electrolyte fuel cells and low-temperature water and carbon dioxide electrolyzers.

The position involves synthesizing and characterizing catalytic materials using electrochemical techniques and fabricating and characterizing low-temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers. The position also involves using other tools, such as synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy, scattering, and tomography to evaluate electrocatalytic materials, electrodes, and devices.

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experiences in electrocatalytic material synthesis
  • Comprehensive knowledge of low-temperature fuel cell and water or carbon dioxide electrolyzer electrocatalyst and electrode characterization
  • Considerable knowledge of aqueous electrochemical techniques and X-ray technique data acquisition and analysis
  • Experience in high-throughput experimental techniques is an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work as part of a collaborative multi-institutional team are required

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in chemistry, materials science or chemical engineering at the Ph.D. degree level with 0-3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.

Job Family
Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile
Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type
Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type
Full time

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