Postdoctoral Researcher – Nuclear Fuel Recycling
Argonne National Laboratory
Job posting number: #7146710 (Ref:415933)
Posted: May 24, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Chemical and Fuel Cycle Technologies division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to join a multidisciplinary team developing innovative processes for recycling nuclear materials for advanced reactors, with a focus on high-temperature electrochemical processes in molten salt electrolytes.
As a part of this team, you will:
Apply and improve pyroprocess operations such as oxide reduction at engineering- scale to support industrialization.
Develop and test new materials and electrochemical cell configurations.
Perform innovative experiments and electrochemical measurements (cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, polarization tests, etc.) in molten salt electrolytes to advance the technical understanding of oxide to metal conversion and molten salt chemistry.
Improve understanding of the relationship between operating conditions and product quality.
Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, and Laboratory management through status updates, technical research reports, project presentations, and other regular channels.
Develop technical ideas and proposals to advance the development of pyrochemical processes.
Skill in devising and performing experiments to acquire data, using and maintaining research equipment, compiling, evaluating, and reporting test results.
Experience in electrochemistry, electrochemical engineering, or nuclear engineering.
Knowledge of fundamental thermodynamics and kinetics.
Experience with molten salt systems, actinide chemistry, or materials science is desired, but not mandatory.
Experience working safely with radioactive materials in engineering controls such as gloveboxes or hoods 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, 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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