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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee- Chemical Engineer in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee- Chemical Engineer

Requisition Number: 407144 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: CFC-Chemical and Fuel Cycle Technologies

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

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

With guidance, designs processes and equipment, and executes experiments supporting research to develop systems for the treatment of process fluids, effluents and wastes from the nuclear fuel cycle and similar systems. Works as a member of a multidisciplinary team conducting experiments, developing technologies, and using computer models in support of laboratory experiments for industrial application. The activities associated with this position include:

  • Design and assess novel flowsheets to meet product specifications and operational requirements
  • Operate and/or develop experimental systems to carry out lab-scale tests of novel process flowsheets and process chemistries
  • Implement sensors to measure specific process parameters of interest to gain understanding of operations
  • Contribute to the development of computational models and computer codes from experimental data.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, and the Laboratory community through research reports, project presentations, and other regular channels.
  • Analyze data and document results in the form of monthly reports, progress reports to sponsors, and technical publications and presentations; prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, attend and make presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of pertinent literature.
  • Develop new ideas, concepts, and/or research proposals to contribute to programmatic growth.

The applicant will be expected to have:

  • Experience with experimental methods, tools, and techniques for chemical process design and development.
  • Experience developing models and performing detailed computations related to chemical process design.
  • Experience working with lab or pilot–scale process equipment.
  • Experience with the operation and implementation of thermo-mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of programming (C++) or scripting languages (python, MATLAB) is desirable. Good experience with automated experimental data acquisition tools such as LabVIEW is desirable.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in chemical engineering or a related field at the Ph.D. degree level with zero to three years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience. This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Other: To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract. Illegal drug testing as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 and a background investigation will be required prior to employment.

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.

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, 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 Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

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