Molten Salt Thermochemistry Postdoctoral Researcher
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Internal Number: 100221
The Materials Science Divisions at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) seek highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Minerals for Energy Storage Synthesis (MINES) program of the Lithium Resource Research and Innovation Center (LiRRIC). MINES postdocs collaborate across disciplines to enable revolutionary advances in battery materials development from natural mineral resources for the Department of Energy Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences program.
The Challenge: Design materials synthesis reactions using molten salts as reactive media, and characterize associated precursors, products, and processes.
The multidisciplinary MINES program led by Michael Whittaker, Gerbrand Ceder, Mark Asta, Martin Kunz, and Raluca O. Scarlat, will establish fundamental science for the synthesis of battery materials from natural resources, enabling a new 'separation-by-synthesis' paradigm for energy storage manufacturing.
As a MINES Postdoctoral Fellow, you will be a part of a multidisciplinary team composed of researchers whose expertise spans Materials Science, Chemistry, Geochemistry, Electrochemistry, X-ray and Electron Physics, Nuclear Science and Engineering, Mineralogy, and Data Science working together to develop fundamental science needed to enable next-generation battery synthesis pathways.
This is a full-time, 2 years, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
The monthly salary range for this position is $5,374 - $6,444 and is expected to start at $5,374 or above. Postdoctoral positions are paid on a step schedule per union contract and salaries are predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. Each step represents one full year of completed post-Ph.D. postdoctoral and/or related research experience.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Desired start date is as soon as possible.
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