|The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division has a post-doctoral position available in the newly-created Energy Frontier Research Center on Electrical Energy Storage at Argonne National Laboratory (lead institution) funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The thrust of the Center, which is comprised of four Divisions (Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Materials Science, Energy Systems, and the Center for Nanoscale Materials, will focus on the research of electrified interfaces in energy storage systems, notably lithium batteries, with collaborating institutions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University. A degree in organic chemistry at the Ph.D. degree level with 0-3 years of experience is essential. A background in lithium battery technology would be an advantage. Expertise in electrochemical studies and analysis of organic electrolyte solvents and functional additives, including passivation-, overcharge protection-, wetting-, and flame-retardant agents is required.
Argonne National Laboratory offers excellent compensation and benefits packages. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, lists of publications/patents/honors/awards, and the names and complete mailing addresses of three professional references, other than Argonne staff, who can attest to the candidate's ability and potential, through the Argonne website at http://www.anl.gov/jobs under Job Search for Postdoctoral/Job Openings, for Requisition Number 314946 CSE. Evaluation of completed packages will begin on or about September 1, 2009.
Argonne National Laboratory is a multi-program laboratory, managed by UChicago, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Argonne is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in its workforce. The Argonne site is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Chicago on a beautiful 1500 acre campus. For additional information, please refer to Argonne's Home Page at http:www.anl.gov/welcome.html.