Postdoctoral Appointee

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7077670 (Ref:409948)

Posted: April 26, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee position within our Materials Science Division (MSD). 

Basic Purpose: Computational Catalysis/Computational Electrochemistry Postdoctoral positions 

The research project(s) aims at understanding Heterogeneous Catalysis and Electrode-Electrolyte Interphase at fundamental level. Computational work involving Atomistic Modeling (Gaussian, VASP), Molecular Dynamics and Data Analysis and Machine Learning. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 

  • Primary major in Computational Catalysis/Electrochemistry, in particular heterogeneous catalysis.
  • A recent (within past three years) PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering/Materials Science is preferred.
  • A strong knowledge in simulating reaction mechanisms (using VASP/CP2K and Gaussian) and microkinetic are desired.
  • Demonstrated computational chemistry theoretical knowledge via lead publications is required.
  • Knowledge of Using high Performance computing facilities, Machine Learning and Data Science techniques (Scikit Learn, Tensorflow/PyTorch), programming (python), and scripting is also essential. 
  • This position will involve a considerable number of computational simulations work with atomistic modeling of heterogeneous catalysts or surface chemistry of electrode-electrolyte interphases.
  • The candidate is expected to think and perform simulations independently and conduct research in a highly interdisciplinary environment of chemist, physicist and materials scientists.
  • The candidate is expected to publish and present, project reports, and peer reviewed papers and proceedings.

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