Postdoctoral Appointee - Chirped-Pulse Millimeter Wave
Argonne National Laboratory
Job posting number: #7145412 (Ref:415879)
Posted: May 16, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee who will, under the guidance of a supervisor, be involved in chirped-pulse Fourier transform millimeter-wave spectroscopy for dynamics and kinetics studies. Our research is aimed at understanding the quantized energy transfer within molecular systems in the gas phase and discovering the fundamental mechanisms of chemical reactions.
This position will involve a considerable amount of laboratory work, and this work will make use of a variety of experimental techniques, including the chirped-pulse millimeter-wave spectroscopy, pyrolysis, and laser-induced photolysis. Part of the time will be devoted to the development of new broadband spectroscopic methods and chemical reactors. The work will also include some computer programming to facilitate the acquisition and processing of spectroscopic data, and the automated assignment of pure rotational spectra.
Under the guidance of a supervisor, conducts experiments and evaluates and interprets data. Interacts and performs collaborative research with other researchers. Remains abreast of progress in pertinent fields. Analyzes data, prepares manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, and makes presentations at scientific meetings.
Comprehensive knowledge of some area of molecular spectroscopy
Considerable knowledge of gas-phase chemical physics, chemical reaction dynamics and kinetics
Considerable experience in experimental vacuum and molecular beam techniques, microwave or millimeter-wave spectroscopy, including in assignment and analysis of rotational spectra
Good experience in laser spectroscopy
Good programming skills for interfacing scientific equipment
This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education at the Ph.D. degree level with zero to three years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience
This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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