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Lead Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Research Scientist ( R-00071812 )

Science and Research

Scientist

Yearly

No

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

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Job Description:

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We are in search of a Lead Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Research Scientist who will both conduct applied research in support of the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) program and serve as a senior lead for others in research area.

Research efforts will focus primarily on:

  • Electrode engineering technology
  • Examination of electrode degradation processes
  • Fundamental reaction and transport measurements

The researcher will design and conduct experiments, complete literature surveys and generate or support generation of review frameworks and research papers, all the while collaborating in an integrated research team environment.

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Location: Morgantown, WV

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Manufacture electrodes by utilizing conventional and advanced ceramic processing methods in conjunction with various team efforts to understand electrode reaction and degradation mechanism, and for input into degradation models.
  • Develop tailored materials and methods for electrode nano-engineering at a button cell scale and evaluate at the commercial stack scale to ensure proper performance and sufficient potential for continued development.
  • Long-duration exposure tests coupled with detailed ex-situ spectroscopy and electron microscopy to examine degradation arising from inherent impurities.
  • Characterize electrochemical properties and composition of novel electrodes and electrocatalysts. The characterization of these materials will aid in materials selection and inform the long term SOFC degradation models being developed at NETL.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in a relevant engineering or science discipline and have at least 3 years of post doctoral experience in the subject area of research.
  • Skilled in conducting laboratory experiments and expertise in conventional techniques of electrochemical performance testing (e.g. cyclic voltammetry, V-I curve generation, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Ionic Conductivity, and Electrical Conductivity Relaxation)
  • Experience in ceramic processing such as powder synthesis, tape casting, screen printing, and sintering, including materials selection. Also, experience in wet chemistry methods.
  • Strong understanding and experience with electrochemical cell operation.
  • Skilled in microstructure analysis such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
  • Experience in designing and constructing model experiment setups.
  • The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and demonstrable leadership in a research team environment that may include mentoring, advising or otherwise developing team members to enhance individual and team capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of success in research output (e.g., publications and presentations) and demonstrated ability to propose and obtain support for new work.

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