Postdoctoral Researcher – Fuel Cell, Electrolysis, CO2 Reduction Device Performance and Durability – National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL, United States

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Posting Title

Postdoctoral Researcher – Fuel Cell, Electrolysis, CO2 Reduction Device Performance and Durability

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Location

CO – Golden

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Position Type

Postdoc (Fixed Term)

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Hours Per Week

40

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Working at NREL

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.

From day one at NREL, you’ll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you’ll have the opportunity to engage through our ten employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.

NREL supports inclusive, diverse, and unbiased hiring practices that promote creativity and innovation. By collaborating with organizations that focus on diverse talent pools, reaching out to underrepresented demographics, and providing an inclusive application and interview process, our Talent Acquisition team aims to hear all voices equally. We strive to attract a highly diverse workforce and create a culture where every employee feels welcomed and respected and they can be their authentic selves.

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Note: Research suggests that potential job seekers may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who is interested in this opportunity to apply. We seek dedicated people who believe they have the skills and ambition to succeed at NREL to apply for this role.

Job Description

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 work in low temperature electrolysis, specifically in the testing of devices for performance and durability, the incorporation of catalysts, ionomers, and membranes into membrane electrode assemblies, and the characterization of these materials. This position will focus on materials integration for electrolyzers Electrolytes can be either acidic or alkaline in nature and materials may be incorporated into membrane electrode assemblies using either standard or advanced approaches.

MCCS Directorate

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Basic Qualifications

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

* Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date.

Additional Required Qualifications

An acceptable candidate should have experience with and an understanding of electrochemical systems, specifically low temperature electrolysis, fuel cells, and carbon dioxide reduction. Specific skills of interest include:

  • Understanding of electrochemical processes and degradation mechanisms related to electrochemical systems.
  • Experience in testing and characterization related to electrochemical materials, including incorporating materials into membrane electrode assemblies and evaluating performance/durability.
  • Ex-situ characterization of materials including morphology, structure, and dissolution rates. In-situ characterization of performance, including impedance, loss separation, and site quantification.

In general, candidates should have a demonstrated track record of success in addressing fundamental and applied science questions and devising solutions to challenging problems.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science & engineering. Record of publications/presentations in areas related to electrolyzers (hydrogen, carbon dioxide reduction), and/or fuel cells.

Qualified candidates should demonstrate considerable skill in interpreting and assessing experimental results.  Finally, excellent interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills are essential for success at NREL.

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Job Application Submission Window

The anticipated closing window for application submission is up to 30 days and may be extended as needed.

Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Job Profile: Postdoctoral Researcher / Annual Salary Range: $73,200 – $120,800

NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Benefits Summary

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term disability insurance*; pension benefits*; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; and paid holidays. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement.

* Based on eligibility rules

Drug Free Workplace

NREL is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace in accordance with the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs. Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug.

If you are offered employment at NREL, you must pass a pre-employment drug test prior to commencing employment. Unless prohibited by state or local law, the pre-employment drug test will include marijuana. If you test positive on the pre-employment drug test, your offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Submission Guidelines

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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EEO Policy

NREL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard basis of age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic partner status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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