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Post Doctorate RA - Molecular Catalysis for CO2 Hydrogenation


Job Description

Job ID: 308177
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

A postdoctoral researcher is needed in the Catalysis Science Group for experimental research. The position will be focused on the design, synthesis, characterization, and testing of molecular catalysts for the hydrogenation of CO2 and related species. The research will be guided by John Linehan and Eric Wiedner, and it will occur in collaboration with heterogeneous and bioinorganic research teams. In addition to laboratory research, responsibilities will also include attending biweekly group meetings, presenting results in both oral and written form, traveling to conferences, and working as a part of a team. The research will address mission goals for the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

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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:

Synthetic and mechanistic organic/inorganic chemistry
Handling of air-sensitive materials
Proficiency with a range of spectroscopic techniques, particularly NMR
Kinetics and thermodynamics, especially as related to catalysis

Preferred skills:

Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
Proficient in written and verbal communication
Independent and highly motivated

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308177
Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences
Division: Physical Sciences
Group: Molecular Catalysis