Postdoctoral Appointee - Solar Energy Conversion Group
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Location: Argonne, IL
- Job Number: 7108797 (Ref #: 413995)
- Posting Date: Aug 24, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Solar Energy Conversion Group within the Chemical Sciences and Engineering division is seeking applicants for post-doctoral associate positions in the areas of: synthesis of molecular catalysts and metal clusters, molecular surface immobilization strategies, electro- and photochemical analysis of molecular complexes and thin films, analysis of catalytic mechanisms, and X-ray scattering and spectroscopy characterization methods of molecular assemblies and thin films.
This work will support fundamental research programs aimed at:
1) Understanding the light-absorption and catalytic activity of newly discovered few-atom inorganic cluster complexes using experimental and theoretical methods.
2) The mechanisms and activity of molecular complexes for electrocatalytic water remediation approaches. Characterization of light- and redox-driven reaction pathways and structural dynamics in these new molecular materials will be accomplished by steady-state and time-resolved optical absorbance spectroscopy, electrochemical methods, and X-ray scattering and spectroscopy analyses at the Advanced Photon Source.
Considerable knowledge of and experimental expertise in multistep, air-sensitive organic/inorganic syntheses, purification techniques, and standard characterization methods.
Demonstrated experience in synthesis and characterization of transition-metal coordination compounds, new ligand structures, and/or inorganic clusters by scientific publications in relevant journals is desired
Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Good skill in data processing, evaluation, and interpretation. Working in an interdisciplinary research team setting
Some knowledge of and experimental expertise in one or more of the following techniques is a plus: absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemistry, transient optical spectroscopy, X-ray scattering, X-ray absorption spectroscopy
This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in inorganic chemistry or related disciplines at the Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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