Postdoctoral Researcher in National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Researcher

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) invites application for postdoctoral Researchers position from candidates having PhD degree in relevant area.

About- The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation’s primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.  A postdoctoral position is available in NREL’s Chemistry and Nanoscience Center to pursue research in the area of coating and process science related to fuel cells and electrolyzers.  This position will primarily focus on investigating the formulation of inks and design of coating processes to control catalyst layer structure and properties, primarily for polymer electrolyte fuel cells and low-temperature water electrolyzers.

Research/Job Area-Chemical engineering, chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science & engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering or related field

LocationNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US

Project Title- Coating Process Science – Fuel Cell & Electrolysis


Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in chemical engineering, chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science & engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering or related field.
  • Record of publications/presentations in areas relevant to NREL projects.

Candidates with coating and process science experience in similar materials fields, for example battery or photovoltaic materials, will be considered. However, knowledge of or experience with polymer electrolyte fuel cell and electrolysis materials is strongly desired.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.

Job/Position Description-The candidate will be responsible for fabrication and characterization of inks, electrodes, and MEAs. This will include ex situ characterization of inks and fabricated materials to understand the impact of formulation and process parameters, and the subsequent performance and interpretation of in situ fuel cell testing. An excellent candidate would also have an understand of solution science and coating processes. Experience with fabrication and testing of electrochemical devices (e.g. fuel cells, electrolysis cells, batteries) is strongly desired. Experience with electrochemical processes and diagnostics relevant to polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolyzers as well as characterization techniques such as electron microscopy and rheology would be a plus.  Additional areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 1) colloid, polymer, and solution science 2) spray, slot, and gravure coating. In general, candidates should have a demonstrated track record of success in addressing fundamental and applied science questions and devising solutions to challenging problems.

How to Apply-Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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