Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Catalysis Science in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306182

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Physical Sciences

Group: Catalysis Science


Job Description

A postdoctoral researcher is needed in the Catalysis Science Group for experimental research. The position will be focused on the reduction of CO2 using catalysts based on inorganic and organometallic complexes. The planned research will involve the design, synthesis, and characterization of new metal complexes, including thermochemical and mechanistic studies, leading to new molecular catalysts in the area of 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, is essential. Experience in electrochemical measurements is desirable but not required. Must have the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment

The perfect candidates would have these 3 characteristics:

Expertise in preparing and handling highly air-sensitive complexes

Experience in NMR and electrochemistry

Independent and highly motivated

Preferred Education/Credential:

Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry or inorganic chemistry


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: Physical & Computational Sci's

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Catalysis Science

Opening Date: 2017-01-04

Closing Date: 2017-01-25