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Argonne National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Appointee - Solid State Electrolyte




Full Time


Lemont, Illinois, United States

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to mainly conduct research to develop functional ceramic materials used for all solid-state batteries under the guidance of a supervisor. The project involves physical, mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical characterization of ceramics using various characterization techniques.

The candidate will establish the relationship between the physical/chemical properties and electrochemical performance of ceramics. The candidate will also conduct novel characterization of these materials using advanced x-ray synchrotron measurements. Provides an understanding on working principles and failure mechanism of functional ceramics. The candidate should be able to analyze data, prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, present papers at scientific meetings, and prepare reports and presentations/papers for group meetings.

Position Requirements

  • Skill in solid-state synthesis technique to produce inorganic electrolytes, and layered oxide cathode materials and compounds

  • Deep understanding of electrochemistry, able to conduct the cyclic voltammetry, EIS, and galvanostatic test of half/full cells. Knowledge of synchrotron-based X-ray techniques (such as x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy) for in situ studies of Materials/Interfacial chemistry during synthesis and high temperature, high-voltage, or high rate operation

  • Skill in the characterization on the thermal stability of cathode materials (such as TGA, ARC, TGA-MS…) and safety of battery pack

  • Demonstrated skill in and understanding of providing novel solutions to electrochemical issues from other areas of materials research, oxides, composites, and electrochemical interfaces

  • Knowledge of processing and analyzing results

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and good record of publication and external recognition in relevant areas

A successful candidate will have recently completed PhD Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or Electrochemistry or another related field with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent


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Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

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Long-Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

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