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Energy Conversion Electrochemical Process Postdoctoral Research Associate

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

Description INL Mission: Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. INL Vision: Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure. Learn more about Biomass and Chemical Systems Capabilities! https://factsheets.inl.gov/FactSheets/Electrochemical Activation of Small Alkanes2021.pdf Position Description The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate to perform laboratory-based research and development of electrochemical systems and processes in the area of energy conversion. The successful candidate will establish a rational design and development of efficient electrocatalytic platforms for the direct conversion of renewable electricity into chemical bonds (electro-synthesis, electro-catalytic synthesis). While the candidate is expected to work independently, they are also expected to be a strong asset to an established R&D team to achieve specific project/program targets and goals on multiple projects within the same area of study. The candidate must be self-motivated but also take direction from other team members and peers. The position entails writing scientific manuscripts for journal publication, project reports, and proposals as well as preparing presentations of research results and presenting them at national/international conferences/workshops/meetings. The candidate is also expected to maintain currency in relevant scientific literature, meet ES&H goals, demonstrate a strong commitment to safe laboratory practices, and perform all work in an environmentally safe and compliant manner. Equal Employment Opportunity: Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. INL Overview: Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is changing the world's energy future and securing our infrastructure! Join us - innovate the future! INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions. Selective Service Requirements: To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov. Benefits, Salary, and Relocation: We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/. . Contact: Thomas.Steele@inl.gov
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (IRC 9X80's Schedule) Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or closely related program. Degree must be conferred at appointment begins and must be within the previous five years. The candidate must have demonstrated analytical experience in in-situ/operando surface enhanced spectro-electrochemistry (SEIRAS/SERS) and materials surface characterization (XPS, XRD, SEM). The candidate also must have proven experiences in fundamental understanding of interfacial processes and reaction trajectories, preparation of electrocatalysts and optimization of experimental set up are required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge and a working background in electrochemical processes in non-aqueous systems are strongly desired. Additional experiences/skills in either electrophoresis or computational/theoretical modeling are desired. COVID Safety Protocols: As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable. If safety protocols evolve to include mandatory vaccinations, Idaho National Laboratory will require compliance with such vaccine mandates subject to applicable protections under State and Federal Law. Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration. Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals. The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org. Primary Location: US-ID-Idaho FallsJob: PostdocOrganization: Energy & Environment Science & Technology (Bxxx)Schedule: Full-timeEmployee Status: RegularJob Posting: Oct 28, 2021, 6:34:28 PMUnposting Date: Jan 1, 2022, 6:59:00 AM

Keywords: Battelle Energy Alliance, Idaho Falls , Energy Conversion Electrochemical Process Postdoctoral Research Associate, Other , Idaho Falls, Idaho

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