Postdoctoral Appointee – Battery Electrolyte Materials

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7087699 (Ref:ANL-411591)

Posted: October 22, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The position required hands-on laboratory work to synthetize new organic materials and to develop, carry out and analyze results of electrochemical tests for new lithium ion battery (LIB) electrolyte materials.  

The Applied Materials Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Candidate in the area of organic chemistry and electrochemistry with focus on lithium ion battery electrolyte materials. This position will primarily involve organic synthesis lab work and electrochemical testing and analysis of new materials. Previous experience with electrochemical analysis or battery testing is required.

The candidate will design or modify laboratory procedures and protocols, develop experimental designs, run technical experiments, make detailed observations, gather and analyze data, and effectively report results.

Position Requirements:

  • A degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Chemistry or related field with 0 to 2 years of experience.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in the following areas: organic chemistry and synthesis, electrochemistry, lithium-ion batteries chemistry, battery cell testing and performance analysis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and on a timely basis with the laboratory supervisory personnel on all developments or matters resulting from laboratory work activities.
  • Ability to maintain organized notebooks and project files.
  • Ability to be an excellent team player.
  • A high commitment to safety.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

Position Requirements

  • A degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Chemistry or related field with 0 to 2 years of experience.

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in the following areas: organic chemistry and synthesis, electrochemistry, lithium-ion batteries chemistry, battery cell testing and performance analysis.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and on a timely basis with the laboratory supervisory personnel on all developments or matters resulting from laboratory work activities.

  • Ability to maintain organized notebooks and project files.

  • Ability to be an excellent team player.

  • A high commitment to safety.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time



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