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Postdoctoral Appointee
Requisition Number: 406648 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: CSE-Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Not Indicated
Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
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The Heavy Elements and Separations Science Groups in the Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory solicit applicants to fill a postdoctoral position. The principal focus of this position is on the application of multi-modal hard X-ray, synchrotron based scattering and spectroscopy coupled with other spectroscopic methods to inform problems in both materials synthesis and separations science.  The successful candidate will be an integral part of a diverse team focused on forefront applications of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to solving fundamental, high-impact problems in these areas.  Expertise in the application of synchrotron based X-ray scattering and spectroscopic techniques and their application to materials synthesis and solution chemistry are highly desirable. A knowledge of other characterization methods including optical spectroscopy, FT-IR, Raman, and NMR spectroscopy would be an asset.  The successful candidate will join a group of staff with diverse backgrounds in inorganic and physical chemistry, separations sciences, and condensed matter physics. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the planning and development of ongoing research activities.

The applicant must demonstrate a strong motivation toward creative basic research.  Specific expertise in one or more of the following: experiment design and execution in areas of X-ray scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, or multi-modal experiments. Experience in solution chemistry, and/or chemical synthesis in one or more sample characterization techniques such as NMR, IR, Raman, or optical spectroscopy would be an asset. The applicant is expected to hold a Ph.D. with knowledge and expertise in chemistry or physics with 0 to 3 years experience and is expected to possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

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