The Postdoctoral Fellow will work in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) as
part of the Heavy Element Chemistry group. You will lead a new research
program to study f-electron localization and covalency in molecular lanthanide
and actinide compounds. The overall goal is to engender electron correlations
and other physical properties in molecular compounds that are typically
observed in metals or intermetallics.
What You Will Do:
Synthesize organic, inorganic, and organometallic molecules by following
previously established procedures, and establish new syntheses for
Analyze data obtained through ligand K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy,
variable temperature SQUID magnetometry, EPR spectroscopy, and resonant
X-ray emission spectroscopy.
Coordinate sample preparation for experiments at synchrotron facilities.
Travel to synchrotron facilities within the United States and
internationally and participate in experiments, sometimes outside of
normal business hours.
Handle dispersible radioactive materials, including high-specific activity
Perform analysis of synthesis products using NMR, single-crystal X-ray
diffraction, and infrared spectroscopy.
Coordinate interactions with collaborators including theorists and other
Disseminate research results in peer-reviewed journals, present results at
scholarly meetings and conferences.
Participate in weekly meetings and regular seminars.
Take an active role in ensuring workplace safety, and adhere to all safety
guidelines, procedures, and policies.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Collaborate on other projects within the LBNL Heavy Element Chemistry
group as desired.
Participate in other synchrotron-related experiments led by collaborators
Assist with preparation of proposals to user facilities and funding.
Maintain a clean and organized workspace.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Physics.
Ability to handle air-sensitive molecules using standard Schlenk and
Hands-on experience with advanced methods for physical characterization
such as X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, SQUID
magnetometry, optical spectroscopy, or synchrotron-related techniques.
Demonstrated experience and ability to be safe and work independently in a
Strong verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by prior
publications and oral presentations at scientific conferences.
Familiarity with Endnote, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint software
Familiarity with literature searching platforms such as Web of Science or
Experience discovering new molecules and materials through inorganic
Completion of graduate-level coursework in f-element science, inorganic
spectroscopy, magnetism and/or theory.
Experience with analytical radiochemistry and/or techniques to handle
Experience in measuring and analyzing XAFS data.
Experience with UNIX and/or computer programming.
Experience in troubleshooting vacuum and cryogenic equipment.
Experience in proposal and/or report preparation.
Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Matlab, Igor, or
Python software programs.
This is a full-time, 1-year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility
of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing
availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less
than 2 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for postdoctoral
positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and
Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different
backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1
Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in
compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR
60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment
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