Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry Postdoc
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 04/29/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Job Title||Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry Postdoc|
|Location||Los Alamos, NM, US|
|Organization Name||C-IIAC/Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chemistry|
What You Will Do
The Inorganic, Isotope and Actinide Chemistry (C-IIAC) group is seeking an exceptional postdoctoral candidate to perform research in the area of fundamental bonding studies of the f-elements. Inorganic, Isotope, and Actinide Chemistry performs research and addresses mission needs related to the nation’s nuclear energy, renewable energy and medical imaging arenas.
The successful candidate will focus on the syntheses of ligands and complexes with lanthanides and actinides in pursuit of furthering bonding and electronic structure comprehension. Substantial emphasis will be placed on the transuranium elements of neptunium and plutonium, with some limited scope for americium chemistry. The research approach requires extensive screening and synthetic protocol optimization, on small scales, with lanthanide and uranium surrogates before progressing to transuranium elements. As such, in addition to novel lanthanide and uranium chemistry, the position will entail efforts to scale-down Ln/U chemistry, before extending those experiments to Np, Pu and Am.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Education/Experience: A PhD in Chemistry is required. The candidate must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment and be within 5 years of completion of the Ph.D.
Note to Applicants:
Interested applicants are required to apply online and upload a cover letter and a resume. The cover letter must address the candidate experience and how it applies to the opening. Informal inquiries for additional information regarding the position can be directed to Andrew Gaunt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where You Will Work
Chemistry Division (C) serves the Laboratory's core national security mission areas of weapons science and threat reduction with innovative chemical science and technology. Our capabilities are also essential for the emerging mission areas of energy security, civilian-sector R&D, and industrial partnering. Chemistry capabilities include analytical chemistry and measurement science; physical chemistry and molecular spectroscopy; isotope and actinide science; nuclear and radiochemistry; nanoscience; material processing and characterization; and chemical engineering.
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
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