Postdoctoral Appointee

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7069617 (Ref:408789)

Posted: September 9, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee position within our Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division (CSE). 

In this role you will:

  • Apply theoretical chemical kinetics and chemical kinetic modeling to the study of gas-phase processes.
  • Utilize theoretical predictions to guide the development of coupled kinetic models with a view to interpreting gas phase reacting systems at high temperatures or highly energized/non-thermal environments.
  • Emphasis on the unimolecular and bimolecular kinetics of molecules relevant to combustion and atmospheric processes.
  • Perform theoretical calculations of the electronic structure and chemical kinetics for combustion/atmospheric chemistry relevant reactions.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of pertinent literature.
  • Develop new ideas, concepts, and/or research proposals to create programmatic growth and intellectual property for the Division.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Ability to use and/or develop in-house kinetics and UQ tools for interpreting coupled kinetics models to describe gas phase reactivity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the supervisor, peers and laboratory management through research reports, project presentations and other regular channels.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one or more of the following areas: electronic structure theory, theoretical chemical kinetics and/or theoretical chemical dynamics, combustion/atmospheric chemistry.
  • Knowledge of gas phase chemical kinetics, chemical physics, physical chemistry, and combustion/atmospheric chemistry.
  • Ability to Model Argonne's Core Values:  Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.



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