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Post Doctorate RA - Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Nuclear Materials


Job Description

Job ID: 308176
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

We seek postdoctoral candidates to participate in research guided by Herman Cho on structure and bonding in solids containing actinide elements. The work will entail advanced spectroscopic measurements (nuclear magnetic resonance and nuclear quadrupole resonance) on highly radioactive materials and interpretation of data in terms of theoretical models. Candidates will closely interact with a diverse group of collaborators in the preparation and synthesis of samples and the development of theoretical explanations of experimental observations. The projects will address mission goals for the Heavy Element Chemistry Program of the U.S. DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant experience includes:

Operation of NMR instruments for solid-state samples
Basic computer programming
Design, engineering, and construction of basic radiofrequency and digital circuits
Interpretation and simulation of NMR spectroscopic data
Cryogenic experimental methods

Preferred skills:

Ability to work in a cooperative, collaborative environment
Proficiency in written and verbal communication
Independent and highly motivated
Commitment to performing laboratory work safely and conscientiously

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Solid State Physics, or related field

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308176
Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences
Division: Physical Sciences
Group: Physical Biosciences