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Fuel Cell Postdoc

Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

**What You Will Do** The Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group (MPA-11) is seeking postdoctoral candidates to work on a range of fundamental and applied research projects in acidic polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), alkaline membrane fuel cells (AMFCs), and flow batteries. Research opportunities include fuel cell electrocatalysis (precious metals and non-precious metals), ion exchange membranes, catalyst layer architectures, fuel cell durability, fuel cell water management, operation and testing of fuel cells including the effect of impurities, synthesis/characterization of novel fuel cell materials including nanoscale catalysts, supports and polymer membranes, and non-aqueous flow battery materials and system development. **_What You Need_** **Minimum Job Requirements:** * Demonstrated strong background in one of the following areas: a. Electrochemistry b. Polymer/organic synthesis/characterization c. Electrocatalysis/electrocatalysts d. Electrochemical testing (fuel cell, water electrolyzer, redox flow cell) * Excellent publication record in the field of required expertise * Very good command of spoken and written English; very good communication skills * Ability to develop and implement new research ideas, and to design and perform advanced experiments * Strong motivation and ability to work independently * Ability to work effectively as a part of a team in a multi-disciplinary research environment and interact effectively with a variety of research & development, and commercial organizations. **Desired Qualifications:** * Demonstrated strong background in one of the following areas: a. Electrochemistry b. Polymer/organic synthesis/characterization c. Electrocatalysis/electrocatalysts d. Electrochemical testing (fuel cell, water electrolyzer, redox flow cell) * Excellent publication record in the field of required expertise * Very good command of spoken and written English; very good communication skills * Ability to develop and implement new research ideas, and to design and perform advanced experiments * Strong motivation and ability to work independently * Ability to work effectively as a part of a team in a multi-disciplinary research environment and interact effectively with a variety of research & development, and commercial organizations. **Education:** Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or a related field completed within the last five years, or soon to be completed, is required. **Note to Applicants:** In addition to applying on-line, please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills when applying for the position. A current C.V. with the minimum following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale; Work experience; Competitive honors; Relevant extracurricular activities; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; References. Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V. will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant. For additional technical inquiries, contact Rod Borup at . **_Where You Will Work_** Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns. The Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices group (MPA-11), conducts basic and applied research in areas related to applied energy programs and a variety of problems relevant to the weapons program. Our goal is to provide innovative and creative solutions needed to solve technical problems across the Laboratory's missions, including energy security, stockpile stewardship, and global threat reduction. Our generous benefits package includes: PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network Dental and vision insurance Free basic life and disability insurance Paid maternity and parental leave Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually) Learning opportunities and tuition assistance Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays) Onsite gyms and wellness programs Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius) **_Additional Details_** Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks. **New-Employment Drug Test:** The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. **Equal Opportunity:** Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type Postdoc Postdoc **Contact Details** **Contact Name** **Email** **Work Telephone** **Vacancy Name:** IRC83853 **Organization Name** MPA-11/Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices **Minimum Salary** **Maximum Salary** **Req ID:** IRC83853 **Category:** Postdoc

Keywords: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Santa Fe , Fuel Cell Postdoc, Other , Los Alamos, New Mexico

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