Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry DIvision has an opening for a Project Scientist. In this role the successful candidate will work with the The Hydrogen Materials Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC) to study solid state hydrogen storage materials and liquid/gas phase hydrogen storage carriers with respect to their functional thermodynamics and kinetics for both hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions at variable temperatures and pressures, to develop and test hydrogen storage materials and catalysts in collaboration with the consortium.
The project scientist is expected to have a deep understanding and experience in design, building, maintenance and application of flow reactors for high pressure, high temperature studies of liquid/gas reactants, coupled with gas phase chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The position will assist in determining the performance of various hydrogen storage materials and carriers from thermodynamic and kinetic perspectives.
What You Will Do:
Perform independent research on liquid/gas flow reactor systems.
Collaborate with HyMARC team members.
Supervise and train students and postdocs in the safe use of flow reactor technology.
Write standard operating procedures for the safe use flow reactor systems relevant to HyMARC.
Publish articles related to research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
Communicate ideas with supervisors and group members.
Conduct and attend seminars.
Establish new expertise within the research group based on research outcomes.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Contribute to regular administrative research tasks within HyMARC - contribute to proposal writing, attend on/off-site meetings.
What is Required:
PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or physics, or another discipline with relevant experience in flow reactor design and application for high temperature/pressure studies, or equivalent work experience.
Extensive research experience in catalysis and chemical storage.
Previous experience working on flow reactor systems.
Strong background in catalysis, surface chemistry, application spectroscopy characterization.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and multidisciplinary and collaborative research outlook.
Demonstrated leadership and high integrity.
Ability to perform independent research to establish and validate nanoscale phenomenology.
Excellent safety advocate and lab manager experience
Experience in catalyst and reaction development, mechanistic studies
Familiarity with spectroscopy, microscopy, and thermal analysis techniques for the characterization of (in)organic compounds and materials.
Experience with reactor and GC/GC-MS systems maintenance, troubleshooting skills.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on June 19, 2019.
This is a part time, 30 hours a week, 1 year term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
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