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Post-doctoral Researcher - Electrochemistry & Thermal Battery
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland
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Date Posted September 19, 2019
Postdoctoral-Researcher Other
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description 

Post-doctoral Researcher - Electrochemistry & Thermal Battery-21949 


Position Description

Are you searching for meaningful work in materials and electrochemistry?

Do you want to revolutionize advanced military battery technologies?

Do you seek to solve challenges relevant to national security and DoD missions?


If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow with a background in battery materials to help us unlock the potential of novel missile and military battery technologies. Examples include but are not limited to inventing new materials and processes that improve the performance of molten-salt batteries.


Envision joining a hardworking team of elite engineers and scientists passionate about innovation, work ethic, and collaboration. Our team is committed to excellence in work and diversity. We strive to foster an environment of open communication and continuous improvement.


As a post-doctoral fellow in Electrochemistry and Thermal Battery, you will support ongoing research projects as well as pursue new creative research efforts in areas such as energetic materials. This fellowship is for a one-year term, renewable for the second year upon the successful completion of the first year. Your duties include,

  • Providing support for research projects in molten-salt thermal battery materials and pyrotechnics.
  • Performing innovative research in energetic materials.

  • Developing proposals, preparing technical reports, and communicating your research in peer-reviewed journals.



: You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you,
  • Have a PhD. degree in chemistry, materials science and engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Have expertise in synthesis and characterization of battery materials.

  • Have a solid understanding of electrochemistry.

  • Have a strong track record of innovative research and publication.
  • Are a reliable teammate and have excellent communication skills.
  • Are willing and able to travel occasionally to attend meetings with sponsors and academic conferences. 

  • Are able to obtain a Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you,

  • Have 2+ years experience fabricating and characterizing molten-salt batteries.
  • Have research experience and knowledge of thermal battery technology.
  • Have experience with reactive materials and/or pyrotechnics.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.


APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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