The Chemical Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab is hiring for a Postdoctoral Scholar. The primary focus of the research in this Postdoctoral Scholar position will be to identify reactive oxygen intermediates by an X-ray probe. The project is overseen jointly by Berkeley Lab and University of Colorado, Boulder scientists.This position will interact with experts in electrochemistry, X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy and ultrafast optical spectroscopy in combination with in-situ electrochemistry. This is an exciting opportunity for researchers with expertise in synchrotron facilities, electrochemistry, and photochemistry of inorganic materials, and advanced instrumentation.
What You Will Do:
X-ray absorption (XAS), emission (XES), and Resonant Inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) data collection at synchrotron facilities at Advanced Light Sources (ALS).
Analysis of the XAS, XES, and RIXS data.
Development of high-throughput data acquisition methods at synchrotron facilities, by working closely with ALS scientists.
Development of photo-excitation methods at synchrotron facilities, by working closely with ALS scientists.
Electrochemical reactions of water oxidation catalysts.
Maintain an accurate and detailed scientific logbook of all experiments performed.
Participate in group meetings and seminars; work with other members of the group and collaborators.
Summarize experimental results and write manuscripts for publication.
Conduct Lab-based characterization methods such as IR, EPR and UV/Vis spectroscopy, when necessary
Handling of electrocatalyst samples.
What is Required:
Ph. D. in Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Physics, or other related fields.
Experience in handling inorganic catalytic materials, semiconductors, and nanoparticles, and the characterization of such materials.
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research as evidenced by publications in scientific journals.
Occasional weekend and night shifts depending on X-ray beamtime allotments.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work and train others in a team environment.
Basic programming skills.
Strong background in synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy data collection and analysis and transient spectroscopy.
Knowledge in advanced machine learning and automated data processing.
This is a full-time 2 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 91464
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.