Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee

Requisition Number: 405447 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 characterization of reacting catalyst systems; and then evaluating the catalytic activity of these catalysts for the activation and functionalization of small molecules such as light alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and arenes. + The successful candidate will undergo more detailed studies towards understanding the reaction mechanisms and determining the reaction kinetics.

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

In this role with mentoring, you will:

  • Conduct research in heterogeneous catalysis for the fundamental understanding of the activation of small molecules.
  • The project will involve designing, synthesizing, and characterizing new inorganic nanostructured materials; in situi>characterization of reacting catalyst systems; and then evaluating the catalytic activity of these catalysts for the activation and functionalization of small molecules such as light alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and arenes.
  • The successful candidate will undergo more detailed studies towards understanding the reaction mechanisms and determining the reaction kinetics.

We expect you to have:

  • Knowledge in the synthesis, characterization, and testing of various types of catalytic materials, including inorganic/organometallic materials, advanced synchrotron-based x-ray characterization and interfacial processes, in situi>characterization of reacting catalyst systems, and synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials.
  • Knowledge of and experience in kinetics and mechanistic analyses of heterogeneous catalysts are essential.
  • Experience in atomic layer deposition would be an asset.
  • Skill in written and oral communication is a requirement.
  • This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in organic, organometallic, or inorganic chemistry or chemical engineering at the Ph.D. degree level with 0 to3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.

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