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Postdoc Position Available: Solid State Batteries

The Advanced Electrochemical Section at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC is seeking a postdoc candidate to support a cutting-edge basic research program on Leveraging Nanoscale Phenomena for 3D All Solid-State Batteries. The ideal candidate will have experience/expertise in one or more of the following research areas: solid-state batteries, characterization of OH‒-conducting solid-state electrolytes via electrochemical measurements (either from work on batteries or alkaline exchange-membrane fuel cells), understanding/characterizing transport phenomena of charge/neutral species across nanoscale solid-state electrolytes, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron microscopy, powder X-ray diffraction; experience with initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) is a plus.

The candidate will be an integral part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary research team that includes scientists who pioneered the concept of 3D all solid-state batteries and those with expertise in alkaline batteries, polymer synthesis, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, density functional theory/molecular dynamics, and nanoscale thermal/mechanical transport. The postdoc will work closely with this team and with fellow postdocs, junior and senior staff scientists, and undergraduate interns in the Advanced Electrochemical Materials Section.

Applicants MUST be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents. Please contact project lead, Dr. Megan Sassin (

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