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Postdoctoral Appointee:Energy Storage Experimental Materials Electrochemistry

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct experimental electrochemical materials science R&D for energy storage research. If you are passionate about research in these areas, consider this opportunity to become a Postdoctoral Appointee, where you will collaborate with accomplished scientists and use industry-leading equipment and facilities and gain compelling experiences in preparation for a career in this exciting area.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Prepare coin and pouch sized cells in a glove box or dry room
+ Process data from potentiostat and battery cycler software using Matlab or Excel
+ Participate in electrochemical testing of materials
+ Coordinate, perform, and/or analyze materials characterization (SEM, XRD, XPS, ToF-SIMS, TEM, etc.)
+ Contribute to preparation, publication and presentation of scientific findings


+ PhD in a chemistry, materials science, physics, or related engineering field plus a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)
+ Experience in the field of electrochemical energy storage
+ Experience with electrochemical testing
+ Experience fabricating electrochemical cells
+ Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


+ Experience with a glove box
+ Experience with battery fabrication (coin or pouch cells)
+ Experience with lithium metal anode cycling
+ Experience with Matlab programming
+ Experience with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
+ Experience characterizing mechanical behavior of materials
+ Experience with thin film deposition such as sputtering and atomic layer deposition
+ Experience with electrolyte preparation
+ Experience with materials characterization (any of the following: X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, gas sampling, mass spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma, etc.)
+ Experience with in-situ electrochemical techniques

Department Description:

The Nanoscale Sciences Department conducts collaborative leading-edge research that advances the understanding of materials at the nanoscale and enables the collaborative development of creative solutions for Sandia's broad and evolving National Security and Energy Missions. Our research activities have broad impact; and typically generate peer-reviewed, high-profile journal publications and presentations at professional scientific meetings. Our main research focus is directed along three thrusts:

99. Electrochemical Materials Science and Applications (including energy storage and corrosion)
99. Magnetic, Dielectric and Electronic Materials Science and Applications (including ferroics and composites)
99. Nanostructured Materials Science and Applications (i.e., for hazardous materials capture/storage, sensing, membranes, water treatment, and catalysis)

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


Posted: 2019-07-25 Expires: 2019-08-25

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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