Postdoctoral Position in Materials Science

Argonne National Laboratory

United States

The Materials Science Division (MSD) of Argonne National Laboratory is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in the area of operando imaging of battery reactions. The research project aims at elucidating novel local electrochemistry in oxide cathodes. Experimental work involves the design of experimental setups and protocols of synchrotron X-ray microscopy to measure chemical evolution of cathode materials with high spatial and temporal resolution, and the analysis of large data sets using machine learning. Position Requirements Ph.D. degree in chemistry, materials science, engineering, or a related discipline with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent Strong experimental and theoretical background in electrochemical science Experience with the design of setups for operando experiments, where electrochemistry is occurring during measurements with a chemical probe (not limited to X-rays) Programming expertise in Python or other scientific programming languages Demonstrated analytical skills, critical thinking and independent articulation of sophisticated hypotheses in basic science Ability to work in a team across different disciplines Excellent oral and written communication skills This position will require travel for work at out-of-state or international synchrotron facilities Preferred: Experience with inorganic solid-state chemistry Knowledge of synchrotron-based X-ray imaging to probe local structure and chemical reactivity Familiarity with the characterization of battery materials is welcome but not required Initiative to pursue access to resources such as beamtime or other support Job Family Postdoctoral Family Job Profile Postdoctoral Appointee Worker Type Long-Term (Fixed Term) Time Type Full time As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department. All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment. Interested in translating science into innovation? Build your career at Argonne. At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. We’re finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future. To learn more about Argonne's benefits programs, amenities, and other employee programs, visit our main Careers site. To learn more about the exciting science going on at Argonne, visit our Science and Technology page. To request a reasonable accommodation or for other application support, contact us anytime at or 630-252-2336.

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