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Electrospinning Postdoctoral Research Associate at Battelle Energy Alliance

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Type: Full Time
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Job Description:


Job Title: Electrospinning Postdoctoral Research Associate
Org: Infrastructure Security
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town)



Empowering the Nation's Energy Future

MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.



Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Associate in Material Science, Nanoscience, Nanoengineering, Electrical Engineering or comparable discipline for the Infrastructure Security Department. You will focus on electrospinning silica nanofibers and forming fibrous mats or yarns.

You will be expected to be a strong asset to our interdisciplinary R&D team and work effectively both alone and as a team member. You must be self-motivated but also take direction from other team members and peers.
The position entails writing scientific manuscripts for journal publication, and presentation of research results at national and international conferences and meetings.


PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous 5 years
PhD in Material Science, Nanoscience, Nanoengineering, Electrical Engineering or comparable discipline
Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills in English language
1 year of experience with electrospinning nanofibers, controlling nanofiber morphology, and nanofiber characterization.
1 year of experience with SEM

Familiarity with using modeling techniques such as density function theory, reactive molecular dynamics, and finite element modeling, and data-driven materials informatics methods
Experience with electrospinning inorganic materials
Experience with a coaxial (core/shell) needle electrospinning configuration
Preparation of freestanding nanofiber mats
Nanoparticle synthesis (silica nanoparticles are a plus)
Experience electrospinning nanofibers into a yarn
Good publication record


To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see



Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Prolonged standing, Bending/stooping, Squatting, Fine motor control (hands), Lifting ability - 35 lbs., Exertion, Intermittent repetitive work, Ability to hear audio alarms, Ability to smell, Stairs, Hazardous chemical/waste, Radiation work, Protective clothing, Typing/keyboard, Working 8 hrs./day.



07/13/2018 (Midnight MST).



Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.


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INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.


Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and


Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.