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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee - CSE - Heavy Element Chemistry and Separation Science Group in United States

The Heavy Element Chemistry and Separation Science group in the Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory has an opening for a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct fundamental research centered on liquid surfaces/interfaces. As part of an ongoing program in chemical separations the position integrates advanced techniques in surface science with inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistries.

The successful candidate will contribute to a vibrant multidisciplinary team addressing questions important to the nation’s energy management. The position includes the freedom to participate in all aspects of project development, data acquisition, and interpretation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to report original results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed literature.

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent

  • Ideally, we are seeking a chemist with experience with surface-sensitive spectroscopic techniques, including second-harmonic generation (SHG), sum-frequency generation (SFG), and phase sensitive SFG

  • Considerable knowledge of data analyses methods is expected

  • Practical expertise in surface-sensitive measurements, including, tensiometry of liquid-vapor interfaces and Langmuir trough techniques would be an asset, as would experience with surface functionalization and self-assembled monolayer preparation

  • Some knowledge of high-resolution synchrotron-based X-ray scattering and spectroscopy techniques (such as X-ray reflectivity and X-ray absorption spectroscopy) may be viewed as a plus

  • Some knowledge of analytical chemistry, chemical separations or interfacial processes would provide a strong advantage

  • Considerable skill in both written and oral communication is considered a strength, as is the desire to work interactively and productively in a multidisciplinary environment

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Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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