Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters RA - Heterogeneous Catalysis in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 312716
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 researchers come to PNNL to work with renowned scientist 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 experimental Catalysis Science as part of the Lab’s Physical Sciences Division (PSD). As a post masters researcher in the Catalysis Science group, you will join a talented, multi-investigator team to explore the molecular-level basis for conversion of hydrocarbon on supported metal nanoparticles. You will be mentored by prominent researchers, including Johannes Lercher, Oliver Y. Gutierrez, John Fulton, Jian-Zhi Hu, and others, in the area of heterogeneous catalysis, as you develop a line of experimental research, working to understand the detailed kinetic and chemical transformations on metal and acid catalysts in liquid media. You will also work to better understand the structure of catalytic materials by means of spectroscopies, such as nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray absorption.
The Ideal Candidate
If you are a Post Masters researcher ready to test your talents and training in Catalysis Science and hone your skills at a national laboratory widely recognized for its work in the physical sciences, we want to connect with you. Details are below; you do not need to meet all the preferred qualifications to be considered.
What you will do:
Conduct independent research and work on team assignments
Lead manuscript development and maintain a strong overall publication record in the peer-reviewed scientific literature
Interact, communicate, and problem solve with a diverse team of research staff within the Catalysis Science Group, Physical Sciences Division, and across PNNL
Present research at technical conferences and project/program review meetings
Participate in the development of research proposals
PNNL is committed to diversity and inclusion; applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged.
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Masters in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field
Training and aptitude in heterogeneous catalysis
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 Master’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.
(not all need to be met):
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Knowledge of converting hydrocarbons on acid and metal catalysts
Experience with measuring catalytic performance and determining reaction kinetics
Strong background in physicochemistry
Proficiency with a range of spectroscopic techniques
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.
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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.
Directorate: Physical & Computational Sci's
Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs
Group: Catalysis Science
Opening Date: 2021-09-14
Closing Date: 2021-09-28