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August 2022


DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Army Research Office, Raleigh/Durham, NC

 

ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Army Research Office (ARO), an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities
Development Command (DEVCOM) Army Research Laboratory is accepting applications for the Technical and Core Mission Support (scientific and engineering) positions.

DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory conducts foundational research in support of U.S. Army Modernization Strategy and is focused on disruptive science and technology for the long term; performing research to answer the hardest S&T questions for future Army capabilities. This research is based on eleven foundational research competencies: Biological and Biotechnology Sciences; Electromagnetic Spectrum Sciences; Energy Sciences, Humans in Complex Systems; Mechanical Sciences; Military Information Sciences; Network, Cyber, and Computational Sciences; Photonics, Electronics, and Quantum Sciences; Sciences of Extreme Materials; Terminal Effects; and Weapons Sciences.

We seek candidates across a wide breadth of scientific/engineering areas to support the ARO branch capabilities. We have vacancies in four (4) areas; looking to fill one position for each of the following branch/competency focus area:

Mechanical Sciences - Knowledge preferred in areas such as: Establishing interdisciplinary scientific foundations through advances in theoretical mechanics, machine-enabled and conceptual design, non-classical mechanical systems and actuators, and energy conversion and power transfer mechanisms.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Sciences - Knowledge preferred in areas such as: Exploiting unique physical phenomena in new materials including emerging quantum materials and their heterostructures to create novel electronic capabilities. Development, modeling, and characterization of RF sensor components, sensor concepts, new communication paradigms, and RF phenomenology. Research related to new methods and concepts for RF emission and shielding, and EW support through integration of concepts, new hardware paradigms, and algorithm development.

Energy Sciences – Knowledge preferring in areas such as: Science of mechanical and electrical power generation, storage, conditioning, and distribution. Energy conversion. Emerging concepts for lasers, directed energy (DE), and DE protection and propagation. Experience with battery or fuel cell science is highly desired.

Terminal Effects - Knowledge preferred in areas such as: Understanding the mechanics and physics that affect human structure and function; fundamental understanding of human injury to high-intensity loading. Structural and material response due to ballistic, blast, and highly energetic events.

-See the Broad Agency Announcement and Year in Review (web links
provided at the end of the document) for more details about the scientific investment focus and strategy for ARO.
-The Technical and Core Mission scientist/engineer (S&E) positions are an opportunity to impact the full range of the extramural research efforts.

-The Technical and Core Mission Support S&E positions help shape the research
agenda for the Army and accelerate the advancement of revolutionary warfighter
capabilities by enhancing the incorporation of the extramural scientific program into the
Army research enterprise. The incumbents work alongside the ARO Branch program
managers to develop, expand and facilitate the creation of new knowledge in support of
the ARL Competencies to bring future Army capabilities into the realm of reality. As this
new knowledge is created, incumbents will assist in the analysis and assessment of
emerging scientific and engineering developments in the extramural research
community and facilitate its operationalization by making connections between ARL
personnel and university and small business researchers. This job role further facilitates
this operationalization by assisting with documenting and effectively communicating
successes of the ARO Branch and relevant ARL Competencies across the Army
enterprise.

POSITION INFORMATION:
Salary: Per Annum (Raleigh-Durham); locality dependent upon duty station of selectee.
• This is a federal civilian employment opportunity is open to U.S. citizens (to include current federal employees).
• An interdisciplinary position; open to series 0101 (Social Scientist), 0401 (Biologist), 0801 (General Engineering), 1301 (Physical Scientist), 520 (Mathematician), 1550 (Computer Scientist), and other technical series, if
appropriate
• Must qualify for a Secret security clearance.
• This position requires the incumbent to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
• Employees selected for this position will not be expected to relocate to perform the duties; telework and/or remote work will be considered for these positions.
• Incumbent can expect scheduled official travel as mission requires (ARO funded TDY); consistent with DoD/DA and local travel policy/restrictions that may apply).
• There are no funded PCS entitlements or relocation incentive with this opportunity.
EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum of bachelor’s degree in the series of the position (advanced degree preferred).
• Applicants must meet specific educational requirements for the position, as established by OPM (Office of Personnel Management). Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
• PLEASE NOTE - FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlitevisitus-forrecog.html.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION (Specific to Current Federal Employees):
• Position is open to current Permanent or Term employees in the Federal Government at the DB-03 or equivalent level (GS 12-14).
• This temporary employment opportunity is for a period of three (3) years in duration. The assignment may be renewed/extended at management’s discretion. If selected for the position, upon completion of the temporary reassignment, employees would return to a position similar to that of their position of record in the organization of record.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION:
The Technical and Core Mission Support position serves as a key advisor and resource
to a scientific ARO branch and will influence the course of scientific discovery on a national level and connect that to Army needs.
The incumbent will maintain awareness of scientific developments in the branch’s
extramural research programs and communicate the branch and competency
accomplishments to a variety of stakeholders. The incumbent will be instrumental in
providing inputs for reviews, press releases, program updates, VIP presentations and
other reporting activities.
The incumbent will facilitate connections by organizing and coordinating workshops and
reviews for extramural research programs. The incumbent will engage US and
international universities, assess relevance and facilitate connection to appropriate ARO
personnel.
The incumbent will maintain awareness of financial and programmatic progress
throughout the fiscal year. The incumbent will draft and evaluate Broad Area
Announcements, budgeting documents and other programmatic documents.

WE ARE SEEKING SKILLS/DEMONSTRATED EVIDENCE OF:
Technical Competence
Ability to understand and digest a wide range of scientific information. The ARO
branches are fairly broad, and the competencies are multidisciplinary, so the candidate
will need to be able to learn quickly and will likely encounter topics outside the
candidate’s area of expertise.
Ability to evaluate and assess large quantities of information and distill it to the most
significant or important points.
Communication Skills
Comfortable writing and preparing presentations to a variety of audiences including
scientific and non-technical people.
Adept at communicating and coordinating with remote and in-person coworkers. Able to
keep relevant parties apprised of progress and on task.
Organization Skills
Able to stay organized and manage multiple deadlines while handling multiple
communication streams such as email, phone, or via A365 MS Teams.
Comfortable with analytics and spreadsheets and able to understand program
management both scientifically and financially. The candidate will not be managing a
program but will need to be conversant in the principles of good program and financial
management.
Able to assess a task, independently devise a plan of attack and execute efficiently
even with sparse, general, or conflicting guidance.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit an application by CV or resume; cover letter is optional.
Resume or CV must include the following to be considered:
1) Full Name
2) Applicant’s contact information (email address and telephone number)
3) Organization/Current Employer
4) Current series, grade (current federal employee only)
5) Dates of employment (Month/Year-Month/Year) for each work experience
NOTE: work experience should specifically address the duties of the position
and/or the skills/demonstrated experience described in this notice.
6) Education (Degree Type; Major field/Discipline; institution, and year granted)
7) Brief statement addressing applicant’s qualifications and interest
8) Three references (name, position, and contact information)
DO NOT INCLUDE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER or DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH, ON
YOUR RESUME.

Please submit your application to BOTH of the following addresses, NLT 6 September 2022, usarmy.rtp.devcom-arl.mbx.aropmjobs@army.mil -AND- laura.s.smith24.civ@army.mil

Please use this in the subject line of your email: “Application for Technical and
Core Mission Support Scientist/Engineer, Army Research Office ADD the branch/competency focus area that you are applying to.
POC is Wanda Wilson via e-mail at wanda.e.wilson.civ@army.mil.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
We welcome applications from any sector, including academia, industry, and
government. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation,
sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The Department of Defense is an
equal opportunity employer committed to engaging a highly qualified staff that reflects
the diversity of our Nation.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEVCOM ARL/ARO
LEARN ABOUT ARO ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND ARO IN REVIEW, available at: https://www.arl.army.mil/who-we-are/aro/.
• BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCMENT Can Be Found Here: https://www.arl.army.mil/business/broad-agency-announcements/
• Download 2021 ARO Year in Review: https://www.arl.army.mil/who-we-are/aro/
• Video on ARO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ani9FcUdmVI



June 2022

PhD Scholarships on Water Electrolysis at UNSW
We are looking for a PhD candidate to fill in Australian Research Council-funded projects on Electrochemical Water Splitting in the School of Chemistry of University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) and ARC Training Centre for the Global Hydrogen Economy.


Please apply if you have a passion for research and wish to pursue a career in the fields of clean energy and sustainability such as:
✔ Electrochemistry and electrocatalysis
✔ Green hydrogen technologies
✔ Energy conversion and Storage

The successful applicant will:
✔ Synthesize efficient electrocatalysts based on noble metals and nonprecious metals
✔ Test the electrocatalytic performance in electrochemical cells and water electrolysers
✔ Evaluate electrocatalysts structures via advanced characterization techniques

Qualifications:
✔ Master’s degree or 1st Class Honours Degree in Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or similar disciplines

Desired skills:
✔ Knowledge of electrochemical systems, inorganic synthesis, (electro)catalytic reactions
✔ Familiar with energy conversion and storage technologies such hydrogen fuel cell, electrolyser, or batteries
✔ Demonstrated experience in conducting research projects and publishing research papers in respected journals
✔ Excellent spoken and written English

 

The positions are available immediately. Candidates interested in these positions are welcome to contact Prof Chuan Zhao (chuan.zhao@unsw.edu.au) or Dr Kamran Dastafkan (k.dastafkan@unsw.edu.au) via email, and attach a CV, cover letter, and other relevant information.

 

ABOUT UNSW
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is the global university in Australia. With high rankings of 4th in Australia and 44th in the world (2021 QS World University Rankings), UNSW is one of the leading universities worldwide. The School of Chemistry is in the UNSW Kensington Campus, within easy reach of Sydney's CBD, sandy beaches, and national parks. Sydney is also consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities.

 

ABOUT THE NANOELECTROCHEMISTRY GROUP

The NanoElectroChemistry Lab in the School of Chemistry at UNSW is led by Professor Chuan Zhao and composed of ~20 enthusiastic researchers from 8 countries. The group is one of the leaders in electrochemistry and nanomaterials in Australia and publishes regularly in highly respected journals. The group also has strong links with the industry and has several patents successfully commercialised.



June 2022

PhD Scholarships on Electrosynthesis of Ammonia at UNSW

We are looking for a PhD candidate to work on an Australian Research Council-funded project in Electrochemical Nitrogen Reduction in the School of Chemistry of the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).

 

Please apply if you have a passion for research and wish to pursue a career in the fields of clean energy and sustainability such as:

✔ Energy storage and conversion
✔ Hydrogen economy
✔ Decarbonisation technologies

The successful applicant will:

✔ Develop catalysts for electrochemical ammonia production in aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes
✔ Elucidate structure to performance relationship by advanced characterisation tools
✔ Develop In-situ/operando ammonia detection methods

Qualifications:

✔ Master’s degree or 1st Class Honours in Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a similar discipline

Desired skills:

✔ Knowledge of catalysis, electrochemical processes such as water splitting, CO2 reduction, or batteries
✔ Demonstrated experience in conducting research projects and publishing research papers
✔ Excellent spoken and written English

 

The scholarships are available immediately. Candidates interested in these positions are welcome to contact Prof Chuan Zhao (chuan.zhao@unsw.edu.au) via email, and attach a CV, cover letter, and other relevant information.

 

ABOUT UNSW
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading universities in Australia and is the 44th best university in the world (2021 QS World University Rankings). The School of Chemistry is in the UNSW Kensington Campus, within easy reach of Sydney's CBD, sandy beaches and national parks. Sydney is consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities.

 

ABOUT THE NANOELECTROCHEMISTRY GROUP
The NanoElectroChemistry Lab in the School of Chemistry at UNSW is led by Professor Chuan Zhao and composed of ~20 enthusiastic researchers from 8 countries. The group is one of the leaders in electrochemistry and nanomaterials in Australia and publishes regularly in highly respected journals. The group also has strong links with the industry and has several patents successfully commercialised.



June 2022

PhD Scholarships on Fuel Cells at UNSW

We are looking for a PhD candidate to work an Australian Research Council-funded project in Hydrogen Fuel Cells in the School of Chemistry of University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).

 

Please apply if you have a passion for research and wish to pursue a career in the fields of clean energy and sustainability such as:

✔ Electric vehicles
✔ Green hydrogen production and export
✔ Decarbonisation technologies

The successful applicant will:

✔ Synthesize low Platinum and Platinum-free catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells
✔ Evaluate their performances in three-electrode systems and in real hydrogen fuel cells devices
✔ Conduct advanced operando and post-mortem characterization

Qualifications:

✔ Master’s degree or 1st Class Honours in Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a similar discipline

Desired skills:

✔ Knowledge of electrochemical energy technologies such hydrogen fuel cell, electrolyser, or batteries
✔ Demonstrated experience in conducting research projects and publishing research papers in respected journals
✔ Excellent spoken and written English

 

The positions are available immediately. Candidates interested in these positions are welcome to contact Dr Quentin Meyer (q.meyer@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Chuan Zhao (chuan.zhao@unsw.edu.au) via email, and attach a CV, cover letter, and other relevant information.

 

ABOUT UNSW
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading universities in Australia and is the 44th best university in the world (2021 QS World University Rankings). The School of Chemistry is in the UNSW Kensington Campus, within easy reach of Sydney's CBD, sandy beaches and national parks. Sydney is consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities.

 

ABOUT THE NANOELECTROCHEMISTRY GROUP
The NanoElectroChemistry Lab in the School of Chemistry at UNSW is led by Professor Chuan Zhao and composed of ~20 enthusiastic researchers from 8 countries. The group is one of the leaders in electrochemistry and nanomaterials in Australia and publishes regularly in highly respected journals. The group also has strong links with the industry and has several patents successfully commercialised.



June 2022

PhD Scholarships on CO2 Electroreduction at UNSW

We are looking for a PhD candidate to lead an exciting project in CO2 electroreduction in the School of Chemistry of University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).

 

Please apply if you have a passion for research and wish to pursue a career in the fields of clean energy and sustainability such as:

✔ Energy conversion
✔ Environmental treatment
✔ Decarbonisation technologies

The successful applicant will:

✔ Synthesize Cu based materials and single-atom catalysts for CO2 electroreduction.
✔ Evaluate their performances in three-electrode H-cell systems and large-scale gas diffusion layer (GDL) based flow cells and zero-gap membrane electrode assemblies.
✔ Conduct advanced operando and post-mortem characterization.

Qualifications:

✔ Master’s degree or 1st Class Honours Degree in Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a similar discipline

Desired skills:

✔ Knowledge of electrochemical energy technologies such as electrocatalysis, electrolyser, or batteries
✔ Demonstrated experience in conducting research projects and publishing research papers in respected journals
✔ Excellent spoken and written English

 

The scholarships are available immediately. Candidates interested in these positions are welcome to contact Dr Chen Jia (chen.jia@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Chuan Zhao (chuan.zhao@unsw.edu.au) via email, and attach a CV, cover letter, and other relevant information.

 

ABOUT UNSW
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading universities in Australia and is the 44th best university in the world (2021 QS World University Rankings). The School of Chemistry is in the UNSW Kensington Campus, within easy reach of Sydney's CBD, sandy beaches and national parks. Sydney is consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities.

 

ABOUT THE NANOELECTROCHEMISTRY GROUP
The NanoElectroChemistry Lab in the School of Chemistry at UNSW is led by Professor Chuan Zhao and composed of ~20 enthusiastic researchers from 8 countries. The group is one of the leaders in electrochemistry and nanomaterials in Australia and publishes regularly in highly respected journals. The group also has strong links with the industry and has several patents successfully commercialised.