To collaborate and show leadership in laboratory research and in program planning toward the development of operational nanotechnology-enabled power and energy storage systems, as well as in a variety of other ongoing, nanotechnology projects within the MITRE Nanosystems Group
The successful candidate must be prepared to collaborate effectively and to show leadership in conducting laboratory research and program planning involving the design, fabrication, and/or laboratory testing of nanotechnology-enabled systems for the more efficient storage and generation of power and energy—esp., batteries, capacitors, solar cells, or other electrically-based systems. The position will involve extensive collaboration with senior staff in this and also in other ongoing, nanotechnology projects within the MITRE Nanosystems Group (Dept. E552). The major emphasis and responsibilities of this position will involve nanotechnology-enabled power and energy storage systems (e.g., batteries and supercapacitors). However, collaboration, engagement, and involvement in areas of nanotechnology beyond nanopower will be essential to success in this position. Strong abilities in writing and in delivering clear oral presentations also are absolutely essential.
BS or equivalent and 1 year experience or MS or equivalent
M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Materials Science, with a very strong academic record. It is preferred that the candidate have at least 2 years of experience working in the field of nanotechnology-enabled power and energy storage systems (to include graduate or postdoctoral work), with specific hands-on laboratory experience in the fabrication and testing of applicable nanotechnology-enabled power storage devices and systems. Candidates having a Ph.D. in an area of science or engineering applicable to power and energy storage systems are preferred.
Must be very knowledgeable and proficient in the hands-on design, fabrication, and testing in the laboratory of nanotechnology-enabled electrical power and energy storage systems. Strong abilities in the laboratory and interest in continuing to work in the laboratory are absolutely essential, as are knowledge of the specialized equipment necessary for nanotechnology-enabled electrical power and energy storage systems experiments. The ability to collaborate effectively, to write clearly, and to deliver clear oral presentations also are required.
The ideal candidate will exhibit extensive experience and expertise, including recent publications, in the design, fabrication and laboratory testing of state-of-the-art nanotechnology-enabled electrical power and energy storage systems, as well as their packaging and integration with other types of devices. Also, he or she will have experience in and thorough familiarity with fundamental developments in the wider field of nanotechnology, esp. as they apply to the design, fabrication, and development of nanotechnology-enabled power and energy storage systems.
*This position will require overnight travel up to 5% of the time.
*Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, MITRE will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.