Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee

Requisition Number: 405330 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: CSE-Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral appointee to conduct research, under the guidance of a supervisor, on advanced electrolyte for next generation high-voltage high-energy lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle applications.

The research will be focused on design and synthesis of new electrolyte materials, including new solvents, additives, and salts, that could provide thermodynamic and/or kinetic stability at the electrode/electrolyte interphases. The research goal is to enable the long-term cycling performance of the high-voltage high-energy lithium-ion battery with fundamental understanding of the functioning mechanism.

We expect you to have:

  • Research experience in lithium-ion battery or other electrochemical energy storage systems and efficiency in electrochemical analysis, including cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical floating tests, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and lithium-ion battery testing.
  • Familiarity with in situi>i>characterization techniques, including FT-IR, XAS, or TEM, to understand the interfacial reactivity at electrode surface and identify the chemical composition of the SEI.
  • Ability to design and conduct organic synthesis and polymer synthesis experiments to develop new organic compounds as new electrolyte solvents and additives with desired physical and electrochemical properties.
  • Skills in organic/polymer synthesis, purification, and chemical analysis by NMR, FTIR, Raman, GC-MS, SEM/EDS, et al.i>i>.
  • Track record of scientific achievements in published papers, patents, manuscript submissions, and presentations at academic conferences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to solve problems of scientific and technological interest.
  • This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in organic or polymer chemistry at the Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.

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