Postdoctoral Appointee - Heterogeneous Inorganic and Organometallic Catalysis
Argonne National Laboratory
Job posting number: #7139383 (Ref:415586)
Posted: April 12, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division seeks a Postdoctoral Appointee who will conduct research as part of a multidisciplinary team in heterogeneous supported inorganic and organometallic catalysis. The project will involve designing, synthesizing, and characterizing metal-ligand complexes, supporting these complexes on metal oxide and/or non-traditional support materials, and evaluating the catalytic activity of these materials and how electronic metal-support interactions in non-traditional catalyst materials can be leveraged to modulate catalytic activity and selectivity. This research program will include studies towards understanding reaction mechanisms through reaction kinetics analysis and other physical organic and inorganic techniques.
Experience in the synthesis and testing of heterogeneous catalysts
Understanding of kinetics and thermodynamics as applied to catalysis
Knowledge of and experimental expertise in synthesis and characterization of highly air-sensitive catalyst materials
Experience with the design and construction of batch and flow reactors for catalysis
Proficient in written and oral communication
Analytical techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy
Experience with spectroscopies suited to supported molecular species such as DRIFTS and X-ray absorption spectroscopy would be an asset for this position
Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in organic, organometallic, inorganic chemistry, or related discipline 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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