Postdoctoral Appointee - Theoretical Chemical Kinetics and Chemical Kinetic Modeling
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Location: Lemont, USA
- Job Number: 7159338 (Ref #: 416135)
- Posting Date: Jul 12, 2023
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee for the development and/or application of theoretical chemical kinetics and chemical kinetic modeling to the study of gas-phase chemical reactions. The theoretical predictions will be used to guide the development of coupled kinetic models with a view to interpreting chemically reacting systems at high temperatures or highly energized/non-thermal environments. A particular emphasis will be on the unimolecular and bimolecular kinetics of molecules relevant to combustion and atmospheric processes.
The project will support effort in one of the following areas:
(1.) Applications of in-house theoretical kinetics tools to develop and interpret detailed coupled kinetics models and/or
(2.) The development of new dynamical theories, computational strategies, and high-performance computing software, as well as the application of semiclassical dynamics and transition state theory to characterize pressure-dependent and many-body chemistry.
Perform theoretical calculations of the electronic structure and chemical kinetics for combustion/atmospheric chemistry relevant reactions. Ability to use and/or develop in-house kinetics and UQ tools for interpreting coupled kinetics models to describe gas phase reactivity.
This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in physical chemistry or chemical/mechanical engineering at the Ph.D. degree level with zero to three years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience
Considerable experience in at least one or more of the following areas: electronic structure theory, theoretical chemical kinetics and/or theoretical chemical dynamics, combustion/atmospheric chemistry
Good knowledge of gas phase chemical kinetics, chemical physics, physical chemistry, combustion/atmospheric chemistry
Communicates effectively with the supervisor, peers and laboratory management through research reports, project presentations and other regular channels
Maintains comprehensive knowledge of pertinent literature
Develops new ideas, concepts, and/or research proposals to create programmatic growth and intellectual property for the Division
This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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