DOE Science, Technology and Policy Opportunity – Battery Materials and Manufacturing Supply Chain Fellow-Apply Today!
About the Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains
Established in 2022 as a new office under the Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure, The Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) serves as the frontline of clean energy deployment, accelerating America’s transition to a resilient, equitable energy future through $20 billion of direct investments in manufacturing capacity and workforce development. MESC develops and provides the analytical tools that help to inform programs and investments across DOE and the U.S. Government. See our complete website at www.energy.gov/mesc/office-manufacturing-and-energy-supply-chains
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) 40207(b) Battery Materials Processing and 40207(c) Battery Manufacturing Grants will invest more than $7 billion in the batteries supply chain over the five-year period encompassing fiscal years (FYs) 2022 through 2026. This includes sustainable sourcing of critical minerals from secondary and unconventional sources, reducing the need for new extraction and mining; sustainable processing of critical minerals; and the end-of-life battery collection and recycling.
MESC’s Battery and Critical Materials Office, which oversees several BIL and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provisions including the 40207(b) Battery Materials Processing and 40207(c) Battery Manufacturing Grants, is interested in ORISE fellows to assist in supporting battery and critical materials supply chain development.
What will I be doing?
The Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) seeks two (2) talented and committed individuals, one focused on upstream battery technologies and the other on midstream/downstream technologies. The selected fellows will learn and engage in the following: • Engage with private-sector companies, other Federal agencies, researchers, non-governmental organizations, and key stakeholders to collect, analyze, respond to, and share data about energy supply chains to inform future decision-making and investment. • Participate and collaborate with the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries (FCAB), Li-Bridge (a public-private alliance), community stakeholders, and federal staff to better understand how DOE can further improve US infrastructure to support battery manufacturing deployment and build a consolidated and robust supply chain strategy across the battery ecosystem. • Consolidate knowledge and complete reporting for active technology deployment and commercialization applications/projects pertaining to either: o Battery critical minerals, materials, and key components; or, o Battery manufacturing, processing, and recycling • Write and publish technical reports documenting the data, analysis, and resulting insights of projects performed. • Research requirements, perform analysis, and interpret technical reports and papers related to one or more of the following battery topics in the context of prominent U.S. industrial sectors (e.g. transportation, grid storage, consumer electronic, etc.): o Supply chains, critical materials processing, manufacturing production, and recycling • Collect and analyze the latest science and engineering technological advances in state-of-the-art applications pertaining to electrification. Consolidate knowledge and complete reporting for active battery deployment projects in one or more of the following topics: o Materials technologies such as direct lithium extraction, battery cathode precursor processes, and battery salt purification, among others. o Manufacturing processes and techniques such as cell assembly, cathode/separator/silicon-based anode production, electrolyte solvent fabrication, and mixing, among others. o End-of-life technologies to recover and separate critical materials from black mass such as pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, or other recycling processes. • Collaborate with National Laboratory and headquarters contractors, DOE technical project officers, project principal investigators, and government and industry representatives. • Collaborate and link supply chain efforts related to establishing battery materials separation and processing, manufacturing, and/or recycling. • Participate with other members of the MESC office in the development of related documentation, presentation, and reporting for assigned activities.
MESC will provide a supplemental stipend to offset the costs of health insurance. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance plans offered through ORISE. Participants may receive an allowance for education and/or scientific activities up to $10,000 as approved by MESC. Participants may be eligible to receive a relocation supplement up to $5,000.
Stipends will be based on appointment level and commensurate with qualifications: • Post-Masters: $68,217-$90,000/year • Post Doctoral: $82,992-$129,996/year
Apply Today! www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-STP-MESC-2023
The details: You must be a U.S. Citizen with a Master’s, or Doctoral Degree earned within the last 60 month(s). Program Website: www.energy.gov/mesc/office-manufacturing-and-energy-supply-chains
Questions? Email [email protected]. Please list the reference code [DOE-STP-MESC-2023] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.