Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings premier facilities and expertise to the most exciting and meaningful questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate state-of-the-art large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. Brookhaven Lab employs 2,700 scientists, engineers, and support staff, and engages more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world each year. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale. Brookhaven Science Associates, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization, operates Brookhaven Lab for the U.S Department of Energy.
The Center of Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) is a DOE-funded national scientific user facility, offering users a supported research experience with top-caliber scientists and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation. The CFN mission is advancing nanoscience through frontier fundamental research and technique development, and is the nexus of a broad collaboration network. Each year, CFN staff members support the research of nearly 600 external facility users.
Three strategic nanoscience themes underlie the CFN scientific facilities: The CFN fosters research on complex self-assembly processes, for building new ways of constructing Synthesis byNanomaterial Assembly . The CFN researches and applies platforms for state-of-the-art techniques for Accelerated Nanomaterial Discovery for target structure and functionality. The CFN develops and utilizes advanced capabilities for studies of Nanomaterials in Operando Conditions for characterizing materials and reactions at the atomic scale in real-world environments.
The CFN Electron Microscopy group is seeking an exceptional Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead research on a new project applying transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to energy related materials at the nanoscale.You will develop in-situ TEM approaches using the state-of-art electron microscopy facilities in CFN and apply them to emerging nanomaterials for batteries, catalysts, and other functional materials. Your research will involve using cutting-edge instruments at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) to carry out complementary materials science investigations of the reaction dynamics of electrochemical systems. In this position, you will work with and be mentored by CFN scientist Dong Su.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
You are qualified for this Research Associate position if:
You earned a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline (Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science) within the past five years;
You are experienced with analytical transmission electron microscopy techniques;
You work effectively in a collaborative team to tackle challenging scientific problems, and can work independently within a team and take initiative in your research;
You communicate effectively, both verbally and also through writing;
You are committed to fostering an environment of safe scientific work practices.
P referred background and experience:
You are well-matched to this position if:
You have intensively worked on using analytical transmission electron microscopy techniques;
You have carried out research in battery materials, electrocatalysis, or other functional materials;
You have previously developed electron microscopy techniques as part of your research;
You have experience on high resolution TEM image simulation or data analysis;
You have prepared samples for microscopy studies using focused ion beam methods;
At Brookhaven Lab, we believe comprehensive employee benefits are a meaningful part of employee compensation. Our benefits program includes:
On site swimming pool, weight room tennis courts, and other employee benefits
We invite you to consider working at Brookhaven Lab. To be considered for this position, apply online at www.bnl.gov to job #1686.
Brookhaven National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that you receive full consideration for employment. No one will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.