Postdoctoral Appointee - Solar Energy Conversion Group

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7151226 (Ref:415959)

Posted: May 31, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee in the Solar Energy Conversion Group, and as a member, the post-doctoral appointee will conduct fundamental research on photoinduced electron transfer pathways in molecular and supramolecular architectures in solution and immobilized on electrode substrates to understand how the very first electron transfer steps impact photochemical outcomes. The newly developed molecular materials will consist of chromophore units, electron donors and acceptors, and catalyst models or active catalysts. The characterization of light-driven reaction pathways and structural dynamics in these new materials will be accomplished by transient optical spectroscopy, and X-ray scattering and spectroscopy analyses at the Advanced Photon Source and by collaboration with experimenters at X-ray Free Electron Laser sources.

The post-doc will be expected to synthesize new molecular and supramolecular photocatalytic materials by organic and inorganic synthetic procedures and perform standard characterization and molecular identification methods; characterize the structure, redox, and photophysical properties using a range of physical and spectroscopy techniques; analyze data, prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, and make presentations at scientific meetings; maintain comprehensive knowledge of pertinent literature; develop new ideas, concepts, and/or research proposals.

Position Requirements

  • Considerable knowledge of and experimental expertise in multistep, air-sensitive organic/inorganic syntheses, purification techniques, and standard characterization methods

  • Demonstrated experience in synthesis and characterization of transition-metal coordination compounds and new ligand structures by scientific publications in relevant journals is desired

  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Good skill in data processing, evaluation, and interpretation. Good skill in working in an interdisciplinary research team setting

  • Some knowledge of and experimental expertise in one or more of the following techniques is a plus:  absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemistry, transient optical spectroscopy, X-ray scattering, X-ray absorption spectroscopy

  • This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in inorganic chemistry or related disciplines at the Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7151226 (Ref:415959)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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