The Heavy Element Chemistry and Separation Science group in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct fundamental research in the area of chemical separations.
The successful candidate will join a diverse team of experts from across the Lab to address challenging, fundamental questions about chemical separations applied to critical materials, the answers to which will inform a more energy efficient and environmentally aware nation. The team includes staff and postdoctoral fellows with diverse backgrounds in inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, as well as physics and materials science. They will have the opportunity to work with the advanced instrumentation available at Argonne National Laboratory, including the Advanced Photon Source.
The candidate will be expected to contribute experimental insights to understand solution structure and phase transitions in liquid-liquid extraction, with applications focusing on rare earth elements. As a contributor to a group effort, the candidate will have the opportunity to lead studies, including the preparation of manuscripts and the presentation of their research in a national forum.
Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field
Demonstrated research interest in chemical separations
The ability to design and conduct research addressing fundamental scientific questions
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Expertise in liquid-liquid extraction or ion exchange and associated characterization techniques, including ICP-MS, Karl Fischer titration and potentiometric titration
Knowledge in theory of liquid-liquid phase equilibria, phase transitions or critical phenomena
Experience in structural characterization of liquids, including small angle X-ray scattering
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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