TheEnergy Storage and Distributed Resources (ESDR) Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) invites applications for a distinguished Early Career Scientist opportunity. The John S. Newman Early Career Scientist position supports exceptional early career researchers who demonstrate leadership and strong research capabilities aimed at improving energy storage technologies. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Research Scientist position within ESDR. The John S. Newman Early Career Scientist award recognizes the contributions of Professor John S. Newman to the advancement of battery research on a global scale. See below for detailed program features such as eligibility requirements, appointment term, application cycle and required application materials.
What You Will Do:
Conceive and execute research that leads to high impact in the area of beyond lithium-ion.
Bring research to fruition, resulting in presentations at meetings and publications in journals.
Participate in professional society activities, as appropriate.
Help to define new directions and carve out new research areas.
Contribute to the effort to broaden the funding base for LBNL energy storage research.
What Is Required:
Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or a related field, and have less than five years of relevant experience beyond the highest customary degree in his or her field.
Background in Li-ion, beyond Lithium-ion, related battery systems, or other electrochemical research.
Experience with fundamentals of battery operation and demonstrated capability of linking fundamental science to the development of better batteries.
Broad knowledge of electrochemical systems.
Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
Demonstrated ability to independently conceive, initiate, and execute research projects.
For full consideration, apply by midnight on December 15, 2018.
How to Apply
Before applying, please refer the eligibility requirements on The John S. Newman Young Scientist website. Follow instructions carefully. To be considered, it is necessary to apply online through this posting and provide the following materials:
Curriculum vitae - Including three references' names who are familiar with the candidate's capabilities and research.
Cover letter - Should briefly describing candidate's background and experience as it relates to the research proposed, their career to date, and their long-range career goals.
Research proposal - Guidelines: in a maximum of 3 pages (12-pt, Times New Roman), describe the significance and impact of the proposed research and advantages of conducting this work. Consider the alignment of the proposed research with the research mission and goals of Berkeley Lab and of the Beyond Lithium Ion research area in the field of energy storage.
Summary of Ph.D. thesis (1 page)
Diversity in Energy Storage Research Statement - Guidelines: based upon their field of research, applicants are encouraged to address contributions which show a demonstrated commitment to related issues affecting minorities or underserved communities.
Letters of recommendation - At least 3 references from those familiar with your work, 2 references need to be external to UC Berkeley/LBNL.)
This is a full time 1 year career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position requires completion of a background check.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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