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Chemist Postdoc Fellow

Company: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

The Chemical Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab is hiring for a Postdoctoral Scholar. The primary focus of the research in this Postdoctoral Scholar position will be to identify reactive oxygen intermediates by an X-ray probe. The project is overseen jointly by Berkeley Lab and University of Colorado, Boulder scientists.This position will interact with experts in electrochemistry, X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy and ultrafast optical spectroscopy in combination with in-situ electrochemistry. This is an exciting opportunity for researchers with expertise in synchrotron facilities, electrochemistry, and photochemistry of inorganic materials, and advanced instrumentation.

What You Will Do:

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X-ray absorption (XAS), emission (XES), and Resonant Inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) data collection at synchrotron facilities at Advanced Light Sources (ALS).
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Analysis of the XAS, XES, and RIXS data.
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Development of high-throughput data acquisition methods at synchrotron facilities, by working closely with ALS scientists.
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Development of photo-excitation methods at synchrotron facilities, by working closely with ALS scientists.
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Electrochemical reactions of water oxidation catalysts.
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Maintain an accurate and detailed scientific logbook of all experiments performed.
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Participate in group meetings and seminars; work with other members of the group and collaborators.
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Summarize experimental results and write manuscripts for publication.
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Conduct Lab-based characterization methods such as IR, EPR and UV/Vis spectroscopy, when necessary

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Handling of electrocatalyst samples.

What is Required:

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Ph. D. in Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Physics, or other related fields.
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Experience in handling inorganic catalytic materials, semiconductors, and nanoparticles, and the characterization of such materials.
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Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research as evidenced by publications in scientific journals.
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Occasional weekend and night shifts depending on X-ray beamtime allotments.
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Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work and train others in a team environment.
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Basic programming skills.

Desired Qualifications:

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Strong background in synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy data collection and analysis and transient spectroscopy.
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Knowledge in advanced machine learning and automated data processing.

Notes:

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This is a full-time 2 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
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This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
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Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
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Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

Keywords: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley , Chemist Postdoc Fellow, Other , Berkeley, California

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