Location: 902 Battelle Boulevard, Richland, WA 99354
- Research Associates excluded.
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Project work will include the development of novel materials for various energy storage technologies, including aqueous and non-aqueous electrode and electrolyte materials, advanced material characterization to inform material design strategy, electrochemical testing, performance validation, accelerated testing, and material degradation analysis. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing novel materials and material systems for performance enhancement of various battery chemistries, performing advanced characterization to understand material structure, phase, interphase, and property relationships, and performing integrated material property testing and performance evaluation in coordination with other R&D scientists, engineering team, and project manager. You will also prepare manuscripts for publication, present your work internally and externally at national/international conferences, and develop new ideas for funded research.
- BS/BA and 5+ years of relevant work experience -OR-
- MS/MA and 3+ years of relevant work experience -OR-
- PhD with 1+ year of relevant experience
- Preferred candidates will possess a doctoral degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, or a related field.
- Prior training and hands-on experience in materials synthesis and various material characterization techniques is a must.
- A strong track record of publications in relevant fields would be advantageous.
- Experience in successfully handling proposal activities for DOE grant applications, including concept development, partnership formation, and proposal writing, is preferred.
- Experience in leading projects, either as the principal investigator or in key roles such as thrust lead or task lead, is strongly preferred.
- The successful candidate must have demonstrated technical aptitude in a laboratory environment, including electrochemical testing and characterization techniques, experimental setup, operation, and data analysis, as well as a demonstrated ability in technical communication.
- Good written and oral communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively in a teaming environment.
At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.
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If you are offered employment at PNNL, you must pass a drug test prior to commencing employment. PNNL complies with federal law regarding illegal drug use. Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug. If you test positive for any illegal controlled substance, including marijuana, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.
Job Type: Full-time
Company Description: Our research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation, and we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry. Unlike others, our multidisciplinary scientific teams are brought together to address their problems. More specifically, at PNNL we: - Provide the facilities, unique scientific equipment, and world-renowned scientists and engineers to strengthen U.S. scientific foundations through fundamental research and innovation. - Prevent and counter acts of terrorism through applied research in information analysis, cyber security, and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. - Increase U.S. energy capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil through research of hydrogen and biomass-based fuels. - Reduce the effects of energy generation and use on the environment.