Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Applied Synthetic Chemistry in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306098

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Energy Processes & Materials

Group: Applied Materials & Performance


Job Description

A postdoctoral researcher is needed in the Applied Synthetic Chemistry Group for experimental research. The position will be focused on the reduction of captured CO2 (as alkylcarbonates and carbamates) using catalysts based on inorganic and organometallic complexes. The planned research will involve the design, synthesis, and characterization of new metal complexes for CO2 reduction, including associated thermochemical and mechanistic studies, leading to the design of molecular catalysts that open up new mechanistic pathways for reduction of CO2 to fuels.


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

Experience in synthetic and mechanistic organometallic/inorganic chemistry and handling air-sensitive materials is required. Excellent oral and written communications skills are mandatory. Proficiency with a range of spectroscopic techniques, particularly NMR and IR, are essential. Experience in CO2 capture and/or conversion is desirable but not required. Must have the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment

The perfect candidates would have these 3 characteristics:

1.Expertise in preparing and handling highly air-sensitive complexes

2.Experience in NMR and electrochemistry

3.Independent and highly motivated

Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or chemical engineering

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred


Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Applied Matl's & Performance

Opening Date: 2016-11-30

Closing Date: 2016-12-21