Postdoctoral Appointee - Degradation Mechanisms of Electrocatalysts and Electrochemical Energy Conversion Device Components
Job posting number: #7117225 (Ref:414532)
Posted: December 2, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking to hire a postdoctoral appointee. The position is focused on understanding the degradation mechanisms of polymer electrolyte fuel cell and low-temperature water electrolyzer components: electrocatalysts (e.g., platinum-containing cathodes and iridium-containing anodes), membranes (inorganic fillers/radical scavengers), and metallic components of diffusion media and bipolar plates.
The position involves coupling electrochemical experiments with highly-sensitive techniques, such as inductively-coupled mass spectrometry, for the on-line measurement of degradation products. The position also involves developing new electrochemical cell designs and techniques for measuring dissolution rates of the species under different experimental conditions, such as elevated temperatures.
Comprehensive knowledge of polymer electrolyte fuel cell and low-temperature water electrolyzer electrodes and electrocatalyst characterization
Extensive knowledge of aqueous electrochemical techniques
Experience in spectroscopy techniques is an asset
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work as part of a collaborative multi-institutional team are required
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork
This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in chemistry, materials science, or chemical engineering at the Ph.D. degree level with 0-3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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