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The Interdisciplinary Science Department is seeking an exceptional Postdoctoral Research Associate in developing next-generation cathodes for lithium-ion batteries and other battery systems. The successful candidate will work with the principal investigator to design and synthesize advanced cathode materials and characterize them using electrochemical techniques and synchrotron X-ray, neutron, electron microscopy/spectroscopy. The project involves broad collaboration with scientists from NSLS II, CFN facilities and the Computational Science Initiative on advanced characterization, theoretical calculations and data analytics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and synthesize cathode materials for next-generation Li-ion batteries and other advanced battery systems
Perform in situ characterization of solvothermal, solid-state and other types of reactions as applied to materials synthesis
Characterize electrochemical/structural properties of cathode materials and their operando performance in the Li-ion and other types of batteries
Disseminate research findings with high-quality scientific papers and presentations
PhD degree in Materials Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Chemistry, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field
Demonstrated background in materials synthesis and electrochemistry
Experience with x-ray diffraction characterization
Ability to work collaboratively with team members and internal/external colleagues
Skills for effective communications, verbally and through writing
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with synchrotron x-ray, electron microscopy, or neutron characterization
Background in crystallography
Experience in in situ, operando characterization and/or quantitative data analysis/spectral image processing
The initial appointment will be for two years, with annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.
BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years.
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