Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee

Requisition Number: 405033 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: CSE-Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

We invite you to apply for a Post Doctoral Appointee position with our Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division (CSE).

In this role, under the guidance of a supervisor you will:

  • Conduct fundamental research on solar energy conversion in bio-inspired molecular and supramolecular architectures designed to couple light-harvesting with chemical fuels catalysis, including the design and synthesis of abiotic cofactors to interface with light-harvesting proteins.
  • The characterization of light-driven reaction pathways and structural dynamics in these new materials will be accomplished by ultrafast transient optical spectroscopy combined with newly developed techniques for time-resolved x-ray scattering and spectroscopy analyses at the Advanced Photon Source.
  • Synthesize new molecular and supramolecular photocatalytic materials: organic and inorganic synthetic procedures and standard characterization and identification methods.
  • Characterize the structure and photocatalytic function of new photocatalytic materials using a range of physical and spectroscopy techniques.
  • Analyze data, prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, and make presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of pertinent literature.
  • Develop new ideas, concepts, and/or research proposals.

We expect you to have:

  • Considerable knowledge of and experimental expertise in multistep, air-sensitive organic/inorganic syntheses, purification techniques, and standard characterization methods. Specifically, experience in synthesis of transition-metal coordination compounds and new ligand structures is desired.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Skill in data processing, evaluation, and interpretation.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary research team setting.
  • Knowledge of and experimental expertise in one or more of the following techniques is a plus: absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy, transient optical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, gas chromatography, x-ray scattering.

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in inorganic chemistry or related disciplines at the Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.

To be eligible, candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within the last three years.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, 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, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.