Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 310046
Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences
Division: Physical Sciences
Group: Catalysis Science
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration and work–life balance. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven postdocs come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!
Contribute to PNNL’s goals in catalysis as part of the Lab’s Physical Sciences Division (PSD). As a postdoctoral researcher in PNNL’s Physical Sciences Division (PSD), successful candidate will join a team led by Dr. Jian Zhi Hu to investigate the structure, bonding, and transformation of substrates in biomedical systems, catalytic materials, and energy storage materials (rechargeable batteries and oil shales) to gain a fundamental understanding of the underlying interactions and mechanisms. The successful candidate will extensively use advanced spectroscopic methods, primarily high-pressure, high-temperature magic angle spinning NMR, slow- or ultra-slow magic angle spinning, and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy coupled with theoretical modeling and other testing protocols to characterize systems. The team interacts with a diverse group of collaborators in the preparation and characterization of samples. This postdoc position will be primarily supported by an NIH Grant, along with funding from the U.S. D.O.E. Office of Basic Energy Sciences.
The Ideal Candidate
If you are interested in becoming a postdoctoral researcher in catalysis at a national laboratory widely recognized for its work in catalysis, we want to connect with you. Details are below; you do not need to meet all of the preferred qualifications to be considered.
What you will do:
Conduct independent research and meaningfully contribute to team efforts
Lead manuscript preparation and maintain a strong overall publication record in the peer-reviewed scientific literature
Interact, communicate, and collaborate with a diverse team of research staff in the Physical Science Division and across PNNL
Present research at technical conferences and project/program review meetings
Contribute to the development of research proposals
At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.
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.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited program earned within the past 60 months or within the next 6 months
Strong background in solid-state NMR spectroscopy with at least two years of experience in high-temperature, high-pressure MAS NMR
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Hands on experience with slow-, or ultra-slow magic angle spinning NMR on biomedical systems
Knowledge and experience interpreting and simulating NMR data
Strong background in catalysis including reactor design, testing, and other characterization (chemisorption, infrared spectroscopy, materials synthesis)
Experience with quantum chemistry calculations including NMR chemical shift calculations and reaction barriers
Experience designing and drafting laboratory equipment with CAD software
Experience with NMR application in energy storage and geochemistry
Basic computer programming and graphic design skills
Willingness to work in a cooperative, collaborative environment
Independent and self-motivated
Commitment to performing laboratory work safely and conscientiously
Equal Employment Opportunity
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
Directorate: Physical & Computational Sci's
Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs
Group: Catalysis Science
Opening Date: 2019-10-30
Closing Date: 2019-11-27