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The Chemistry Division conducts basic and applied chemical research with an emphasis on new energy conversion pathways. Primary research subjects include catalysis and electrocatalysis for sustainable fuel synthesis and use, solar energy conversion to fuels, condensed phase molecular dynamics and radiation chemistry, electrochemical energy storage, and chemistry in extreme environments.
Bioinspired light-escalated chemistry (BioLEC) is an Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) led by Princeton University and sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) (http://chemlabs.princeton.edu/biolec/). The goal of BioLEC is to establish bio-inspired methods for directing difficult chemical transformations for energy-relevant chemicals.
The Electron- and Photo-Induced Processes (EPIP) Group at BNL contribute to BioLEC with our expertise in pulse radiolysis and electron transfer theory. Pulse radiolysis is a powerful technique that can create reactive intermediates that help to elucidate photocatalytic mechanisms and inform new reaction pathways that are beyond the scope of conventional photocatalysis.
The Chemistry Division has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate in the Electron and Photon Induced Processes Group. The successful candidate will perform pulse radiolysis experiments using the 10 MeV Laser Electron Accelerator Facility (LEAF) in the Chemistry Division. These experiments span many collaborative projects across the BioLEC EFRC. The research includes understanding mechanisms in photocatalytic cycles, investigating chemistry that can be performed with super-reductants and super-oxidants and measuring redox and spectroscopic properties of short-lived intermediates. The work will be under supervision of Dr. Matthew Bird.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Performing pulse radiolysis experiments * Managing multiple collaborative projects * Writing papers and presenting work at research meetings and conferences
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
PhD in physical organic, organometallic or synthetic organic chemistry with experience in reaction mechanism elucidation.
Experience in the field of catalysis or photocatalysis
Excellent communication skills to coordinate regularly with other members of the BioLEC team.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Prior experience with transient absorption spectroscopy techniques and/or electrochemistry.
BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past 5 years.
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
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.