Researcher in Chemical Engineering

Argonne National Laboratory

United States

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Systems Section of the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a research engineer/scientist. The successful candidate will engage in programs involving expertise in thermal-hydraulics modeling, chemical reaction engineering, electrochemical systems, system analysis, and advanced energy conversion systems for stationery and transportation applications. The candidate will work in developing analytical techniques and software relevant to ongoing programs in fuel cells for heavy-duty applications, hydrogen production by electrolysis, hydrogen storage and hydrogen transmission; interpreting analytical and experimental results; relating them to physical phenomena and engineering; and preparing progress reports, participating in and making technical presentations to the technical community. Position Requirements PhD or equivalent in chemical or mechanical engineering, or an associated field. 1-3 years of experience after PhD. Knowledge of chemical and thermal processes. Knowledge of electrochemical systems, components and materials. Knowledge of analyses of components and energy conversion systems. Knowledge of computational techniques and numerical methods. Knowledge of computer simulation and data analysis. Knowledge of C/C++ language and parallel programming with MPI. Considerable background in modeling of engineering systems. Expertise in high performance computing (HPC) software platforms. Ability to develop, optimize, test and run large-scale parallel applications on HPC systems. Hands-on skills with X-ray computed tomography desirable but not essential. Knowledge in image processing and statistical analysis of microscopy images. Skills in using computer software such as COMSOL, StarCCM+, Matlab, Simulink, Python and Excel. Ability to collaborate with other staff inside and outside Argonne. Skilled oral and written communication and presentation skills at all levels of the organization. Ability to publish papers in technical journals. Ability to make presentations at conferences, workshops and review meetings. A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. Job Family Research Development (RD) Job Profile Chemical Engineering 3 Worker Type Regular Time Type Full time As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department. All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment. Interested in translating science into innovation? Build your career at Argonne. At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. We’re finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future. To learn more about Argonne's benefits programs, amenities, and other employee programs, visit our main Careers site. To learn more about the exciting science going on at Argonne, visit our Science and Technology page. To request a reasonable accommodation or for other application support, contact us anytime at or 630-252-2336.

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