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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee

Requisition Number: 406952 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 or equivalent

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

Position Description:

The Gas Phase Chemical Dynamics group at Argonne National Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral appointee in the field of theoretical kinetics and/or dynamics. The position is directly supervised by Stephen Klippenstein and involves collaborations with a team of theoretical and experimental chemists exploring gas phase kinetics at high pressures. This position supports the development and application of a priori theories for studying elementary processes in the gas phase. Based on mutual interest and experience, this could involve work in one or more of the following areas:

  • A priori chemical kinetics, including kinetics fundamental to oxidation and molecular growth chemistry in combustion,
  • Nonthermal chemistry, including the prompt dissociation of energetic radical products and bimolecular reactions involving nascent energetic adducts,
  • Electronically nonadiabatic chemistry, including the application of multidimensional statistical theories and semiclassical dynamical theories, and
  • Collisional energy transfer, including the development of “two-dimensional” master equation approaches and improved descriptions of chaperone effects and other high-pressure multicollision phenomena.

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Position Description:

The Gas Phase Chemical Dynamics group at Argonne National Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral appointee in the field of theoretical kinetics and/or dynamics. The position is directly supervised by Stephen Klippenstein and involves collaborations with a team of theoretical and experimental chemists exploring gas phase kinetics at high pressures. This position supports the development and application of a priori theories for studying elementary processes in the gas phase. Based on mutual interest and experience, this could involve work in one or more of the following areas:

  • A priori chemical kinetics, including kinetics fundamental to oxidation and molecular growth chemistry in combustion,
  • Nonthermal chemistry, including the prompt dissociation of energetic radical products and bimolecular reactions involving nascent energetic adducts,
  • Electronically nonadiabatic chemistry, including the application of multidimensional statistical theories and semiclassical dynamical theories, and
  • Collisional energy transfer, including the development of “two-dimensional” master equation approaches and improved descriptions of chaperone effects and other high-pressure multicollision phenomena.

This position requires a recent PhD in chemistry or physics, a record of strong academic achievement, some kinetics and/or dynamics experience, and expertise in an area of theoretical chemistry. The ideal candidate will be interested in high-accuracy a priori methods development and/or applications in gas phase kinetics.

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