Chemist Postdoc Fellow
Company: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Posted on: November 19, 2020
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:
X-ray absorption (XAS), emission (XES), and Resonant Inelastic
X-ray scattering (RIXS) data collection at synchrotron facilities
at Advanced Light Sources (ALS).
Analysis of the XAS, XES, and RIXS data.
Development of high-throughput data acquisition methods at
synchrotron facilities, by working closely with ALS scientists.
Development of photo-excitation methods at synchrotron facilities,
by working closely with ALS scientists.
Electrochemical reactions of water oxidation catalysts.
Maintain an accurate and detailed scientific logbook of all
Participate in group meetings and seminars; work with other members
of the group and collaborators.
Summarize experimental results and write manuscripts for
Conduct Lab-based characterization methods such as IR, EPR and
UV/Vis spectroscopy, when necessary
Handling of electrocatalyst samples.
What is Required:
Ph. D. in Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Physics, or other
Experience in handling inorganic catalytic materials,
semiconductors, and nanoparticles, and the characterization of such
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research as evidenced
by publications in scientific journals.
Occasional weekend and night shifts depending on X-ray beamtime
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work and train
others in a team environment.
Basic programming skills.
Strong background in synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy data collection
and analysis and transient spectroscopy.
Knowledge in advanced machine learning and automated data
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
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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.
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.
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