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Job #: R-00024687
Location: Morgantown, WV
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Description

Job Description:

An opportunity exists for a Research Chemist/Physicist/Materials Scientist or Engineer to support the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory’s solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) research. Research efforts associated with this position focus primarily on examination of electrode degradation processes and the impact of operating conditions on those degradation processes. 

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Operation and testing of SOFC samples to quantify long term cell degradation in response to dynamic operating conditions using conventional and advanced electrochemistry characterization methods.
  • Analysis of fuel cell microstructure and composition using conventional and advanced characterization methods including electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction.
  • Design and construction/modification of electrochemical testing systems for fundamental properties measurement.
  • Scientific literature surveys and participating in the preparation of research products (reports, papers and presentations).

Required Qualifications:

The candidate will hold a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering or related field with at least 3 years of related experience or a PhD degree in the same area. Basic qualifications include being skilled in the following:

  • Measuring and analyzing electrochemical data such as sample conductivity, fuel cell polarization curves, and electrochemical impedance spectra.
  • Fuel cell sample fabrication, including oxide powder synthesis, tape casting, and screen printing.
  • Collaborating with computational scientists by providing experimental data for model calibration.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have previous experience demonstrating an expertise in the following:

  • Knowledge of conventional and state-of-the-art fuel cell systems, including the factors limiting fuel cell performance and common degradation phenomena in SOFCs.
  • Scanning electron microscopy, including sample preparation and the analysis of microstructure and local composition within porous electrodes.
  • Phase identification using x-ray diffraction and/or vibrational spectroscopy.

TERM OF COMMITMENT: These research positions are intended to be term positions, with varying levels of commitment that are not expected to last longer than 2 years.  Candidates will be informed prior to applying what length of commitment is anticipated. Also, candidates who successfully fill a term position, may be invited to apply for an additional terms.  Nothing in this paragraph is intended to create an employment contract.  Employment will remain at will.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Research Scientist

Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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