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Assistant Chemist - Alkali Metal Air Oxygen Type Battery Systems
The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is seeking an Assistant Chemist to mainly conduct research on alkali metal-air/oxygen type battery systems under the guidance of a supervisor.
The candidate should have a broad understanding of the alkali metal-air/oxygen battery systems and how to improve performances and better understand the underlying mechanisms, the project will entail physical/chemical and electrochemical characterization of different cathode, anode and electrolyte composition using various characterization techniques.
The candidate should have well-established experience in employing gas analysis tool for understanding the behavior of alkali-air/oxygen batteries. He/she will establish the relationship between the type of catalyst centers with the performance and work to uncover working mechanisms.
He/she will also conduct novel in operando characterization of battery systems using advanced fiber-optic techniques to better understand the working mechanisms.
The candidate should be able to analyze data, prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, present papers at scientific meetings, and prepare reports and presentations/papers for group meetings.
Successful candidate will have at least two years of postdoctoral training in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, materials science, electrochemistry, or other related
Mandatory skill in operating and interpreting data from differential electrochemical mass spectrometer
Deep understanding of electrochemistry and ability to conduct cyclic voltammetry, EIS, chronoamperometry and galvanostatic tests of half/full cells
Knowledge of synchrotron-based X-ray techniques (such as X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy) for in situ studies of materials/interfacial chemistry during battery operation
Good knowledge, skill, and understanding of other battery systems such as lithium sulfur, lithium sulfide cathodes, lithium metal, lithium-ion cathodes
Proficiency in Python or similar scripting tool for data processing
Considerable knowledge of processing and analyzing results. Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent record of publication and external recognition in relevant areas
RD 2: Bachelor’s and 5+ years, or Master’s and 3+ years, or Doctorate and 0 years, or equivalent
Job FamilyResearch Development (RD)
Job ProfileChemistry 2
Time TypeFull time
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