Berkeley Lab's Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division has an opening for a Electrochemist Postdoctoral Scholar. The Postdoc Scholar will carry out multidisciplinary research in advanced energy storage systems with a strong focus on design and construction of special electrode and electrochemical cell as well as advanced physical and electrochemical characterization for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. This position requires strong demonstrated experience in electrochemistry and advanced characterization techniques.
What You Will Do:
Design and fabricate electrodes by tuning key parameters to study the kinetic properties of electrode materials.
Develop and construct specialized cells to conduct ex situ and in situ experiments by a variety of advanced characterization techniques, including synchrotron (e.g., X-ray scattering, diffraction, pair distribution function etc.) and neutron radiation as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy.
Develop electrochemical characterization protocols and employ advanced electroanalytical techniques to induce and capture physical and electrochemical phenomena that are of interest. Advanced electroanalytical techniques include electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and galvanostatic/potentiostatic intermittent titration technique etc.
Perform in-depth data analysis and interpret experimental data.
Prepare manuscripts , project reports, and presentations.
Present experimental results at internal and external meetings/conference.
Coordinate collaborative research with research associates, postdoc fellows, visiting scientists and students by regular meetings and discussions.
Support and contribute to the development of research ideas and proposals.
Provide assistance to maintain laboratory equipment and instruments.
Provide trainings to new group members.
What is Required:
A recent Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, or closely-related field.
Demonstrated ability to conduct research independently with a high level of scientific judgment and initiative to achieve project goals, meet deadlines, and develop scientific ideas.
Extensive experience in electrode fabrication and electrochemical characterization.
Experience and expertise with synchrotron radiation techniques.
Ability to collaborate and work in a diverse team and willingness to contribute to the shared goals of the team.
Excellent verbal and written communication and people management skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience in general battery laboratory equipment operation and maintenance.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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