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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Synthesis & Characterization of Novel Electrolytes

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9094 

Overview: 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.

 

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group in the Chemical Science Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Postdoc will be an organic, polymeric, or physical chemist with expertise in electrolyte chemistry for development of new electrolyte systems for battery applications. The primary focus will be synthesis and purification of electrolytes systems and evaluation of their battery performance. The program will have a strong collaborative component with characterization (e.g., electron microscopy, electrochemical study, neutron scattering) and computational scientists working on the same program.

 

Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Synthesize novel electrolytes materials
  • Evaluate electrochemical properties of the above materials
  • Collaborate with ORNL postdocs and staff who are involved in structural characterization
  • Participate in the development of new ideas and projects
  • Present and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements
  • Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • A PhD in organic, polymeric, or physical chemistry, or a related field completed within the last 5 years

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong background in organic, polymeric, or physical chemistry 
  • Expertise in standard purification methods and characterization by the standard tools including NMR, FTIR, mass spectrometry, etc. 
  • An excellent track record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Motivated and safety conscious
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory 
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs
Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position.  

Please submit three letters of reference when applying to this position. You can upload these directly to your application or have them sent to postdocrecruitment@ornl.gov with the position title and number referenced in the subject line.

 

Instructions to upload documents to your candidate profile:

  • Login to your account via jobs.ornl.gov
  • View Profile
  • Under the My Documents section, select Add a Document

 

Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be for up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and the availability of funding.

 

Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.


For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov.

 

 

 

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.


ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.


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