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Job #: R-00083975
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

We are seeking a Carbon Materials/Electrochemical Scientist to join our team in Pittsburgh, PA.  The position will be a hybrid of on site and remote research and development support for the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) R&D facility in Pittsburgh, PA.

This work will involve a multi-disciplinary, scientific, and technically-oriented national laboratory team, participation alongside other data scientists, engineers, geologists, and computer scientists that produces technological solutions for America’s energy challenges. From developing creative innovations and efficient energy systems, to advancing technologies that enhance oil and natural gas extraction and transmission processes, NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support home-grown energy initiatives, stimulate a growing economy, and improve the health, safety, and security of all Americans. Highly skilled women and men at NETL’s three research sites – Albany, Oregon; Morgantown, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – conduct a broad range of research activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States. 

The selected candidate for this position will support the NETL research group with a focus on carbon nanomaterials manufacturing, characterization, and application in electrochemical energy storage. The candidate should possess knowledge of and practical experience with conducting synthesis, functionalization, and characterization of carbon nanomaterials such as graphene oxide, graphene, porous carbons, and composite materials based on these carbon nanomaterials. A good understanding of electrochemical energy storage technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors or other energy storage devices, and applicable test and characterization techniques is also required.

You’ll be able to work side by side conducting research with world-class scientists and engineers using state of the art equipment to contribute to new areas of basic and applied research; discover, integrate, and mature technology solutions to enhance the nation’s energy foundation and protect the environment for future generations. You will contribute to the development of patents, written reports, journal articles, and contribute to presentations on findings, highlights, and innovative solutions in DOE-sanctioned meetings, scientific conferences, and national committees. Explore the Research Support Services (RSS) contract for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) here - https://netl.doe.gov/.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Synthesize carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, graphene, porous carbons as well as composite materials incorporating carbon nanomaterials into different matrices, such as polymers, metals, and metal oxides.
  • Characterize the structural, optical, electronic properties of different carbon nanomaterials and composites using electron microscopy, FTIR, Raman, UV-VIS and photoluminescence spectroscopy, and XRD.
  • Battery and supercapacitor cells fabrication and testing
  • Collect, analyze, and report experimental data from experiments.
  • Experience with data processing and analysis software as well as Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel is required.
  • Participate and present results in regular team meetings.
  • Ability to design, optimize and implement processes to scale up the synthesis of nanomaterials.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a closely related field with an emphasis in conducting synthesis, functionalization, and characterization of carbon nanomaterials and applications in batteries and supercapacitors.
  • At least 1year of postgraduate research and development experience in laboratory operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of the fundamental principles, theories, practices, and established methodology of engineering, chemistry, and materials science.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability authoring publications for peer-reviewed journals, presenting at conferences, and presenting results to stakeholders related to their research work. Research work at a structured laboratory like a national lab where safety is paramount is preferred.

Program Specific Salary Range: $85K to $105K

Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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