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Postdoctoral Fellow
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MF-Molecular Foundry
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92722 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry Division has an opening for a Flow Battery Postdoc.  

A team of scientists at the Molecular Foundry led by the Helms group are engaged in materials, membrane, and cell development for redox-flow batteries, which are needed for storage on the grid. This project is funded through the DOE’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).

What You Will Do:

  • Provide technical expertise in small molecule organic synthesis of novel electrolyte chemistries, polymer synthesis of novel membrane chemistries.
  • Provide leadership electrochemistry, specifically cell design, assembly, and testing of novel flow-battery electrolytes and membranes in redox-flow cells.
  • Develop and apply quantitative techniques, generally spectroscopic or electrochemical in nature, to the study of electrolyte or membrane properties, performance, and degradation.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for preparing cell components for assembly as well as cells for testing.
  • Play a key role in maintaining a robust and inclusive safety culture.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals; contribute to scientific research papers, reports, review articles; present oral reports.

What is Required:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, or mechanical engineering.
  • Experience and expertise in the chemical synthesis of organic or polymeric battery materials.
  • Extensive experience in electrochemistry.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or expertise in electroanalytical and electrochemical cell characterization.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and perform collaborative research and effectively interact with a broad range of colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately and eloquently represent and promote scientific projects to audiences of diverse technical backgrounds.
  • Strong publication record in top-rated scientific journals, with extensive experience in the preparation and handling of scientific manuscripts, reports and research posters.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to guide and train junior researchers. 

This position will remain open until filled.

Notes:

  • This is a full-time, one-year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. 
  • You must have less than 4 years of paid postdoctoral experience. 
  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
  • Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments. 
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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