Postdoctoral Appointee – Catalysis Research Group

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

ID: 7105606 (Ref.No. 413735)
Posted: July 16, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is looking for a postdoctoral appointee to join their Catalysis Research Group. This appointment will conduct research as part of a multidisciplinary team in supported molecular inorganic and organometallic catalysis. The project will involve designing, synthesizing, and characterizing metal-ligand complexes, supporting these complexes on metal oxide and/or non-traditional support materials, and evaluating the catalytic activity of these materials and how electronic metal-support interactions in non-traditional catalyst materials can be leveraged to modulate catalytic activity and selectivity. This research program will include studies towards understanding reaction mechanisms through reaction kinetics analysis and other physical organic and inorganic techniques.

Position Requirements

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experimental expertise in synthesis and characterization of highly air-sensitive catalyst materials

  • Understanding of kinetics and thermodynamics as applied to catalysis

  • Experience with the design and construction of batch and flow reactors for catalysis

  • Proficient in written and oral communication

  • Experience with analytical techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy

  • Experience with spectroscopies suited to supported molecular species such as DRIFTS and X-ray absorption spectroscopy would be an asset for this position

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD (received or expected to receive in the next six months) in organic, organometallic, inorganic chemistry, or related discipline, with zero to three years of experience in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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