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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee

Requisition Number: 408741 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: MSD-Materials Science Division

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

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

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We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee position within our Materials Science Division (MSD).

The project targets a photoreactive capture approach that combines the direct air capture of carbon dioxide with its direct conversion into value-added chemicals, using visible light as an energy input. The appointee will synthesize, characterize, and evaluate transition metal oxide few-atom clusters of porous scaffolds capable of CO2 reduction or oxygen evolution via precision vapor phase synthesis (atomic layer deposition).

This will be interdisciplinary and collaborative work (as part of a characterization/computation/synthesisteam) that includes vapor phase synthesis (atomic layer deposition), in situ characterization, and ex situ electrochemical evaluation of catalytic inorganic clusters.

  • Must have demonstrated outstanding promise as a research scientist.
  • Strong applicants will exhibit strong basic science understanding, motivation, and an ability to originate, carry out, and publish significant original research.
  • Strong written and verbal skills are required.
  • Previous experience with atomic layer deposition, in situ characterization, ex situ chemical, electrochemical, and physical assessment (XPS, impedance spectroscopy, AFM) are desirable but not required.
  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, or a related field received within the last three years is required.
  • The candidate is expected to think and work independently and conduct research in a highly interdisciplinary environment of chemist, physicist and materials scientists.

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