Postdoctoral Researcher – Molten Salt Technology Development
Job posting number: #7117507 (Ref:414553)
Posted: December 6, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Postdoctoral Appointee will be part of a multidisciplinary team conducting R&D work for the development of molten salt technologies for nuclear, electrometallurgy, and chemical processing applications.
With guidance, the appointee will:
Develop new equipment and operational approaches for molten salt chemical and electrochemical processes that enable material recovery and/or purification
Develop molten salt monitoring and control technologies to enable operations of large-scale molten salt systems
Perform experiments to understand and quantify reaction pathways and kinetics for molten salt chemical systems
Analyze data, prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, attend and make presentations at scientific meetings
Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, and Laboratory management through status updates, technical research reports, project presentations, and other regular channels.
To be considered, the candidate will be expected to have the following skills:
Knowledge of general principles of chemistry and chemical technology is required.
Skill in devising and performing experiments to acquire data, using and maintaining research equipment, compiling, evaluating, and reporting test results.
Good skill in the presentation of ideas, results and in the presentation of reports is required.
Experience in electrochemistry or electrochemical engineering is desired, but not mandatory.
Experience with high-temperature molten salt systems, actinide chemistry, or materials science is desired, but not mandatory.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
U.S. citizenship is required for this position
This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, nuclear engineering, or related field at the PhD degree level with zero to three years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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