Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The mission of the Chemistry Division (http://www.bnl.gov/chemistry) is to conduct 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, fundamental gas and condensed phase molecular dynamics, radiation chemistry, and advanced chemical separations for energy applications.
The Chemistry Division of Brookhaven National Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate in computational chemistry to join the newly DOE-funded Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE), a Fuels from Sunlight Center that will be led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). In addition to BNL, it includes collaborators at Emory University, North Carolina State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.
The successful candidate will conduct basic research as part of the CHASE team with a specific focus on (i) the control of molecular catalysis by tuning of the microenvironment at the interface; and (ii) coupling of multiple molecular catalysts through cascade catalysis to generate liquid fuels from carbon dioxide.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a team of scientists from the Artificial Photosynthesis (AP, https://www.bnl.gov/chemistry/AP/) and Catalysis: Reactivity and Structure (CRS, https://www.bnl.gov/chemistry/CRS/) groups. Research is also expected to involve extensive collaboration with investigators at other CHASE institutions.
Required, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ph. D. in theoretical or physical chemistry, or a related field
Strong background in computational modeling of homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysis
Preferred, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience in one or more of the following areas:
Density functional theory applications to transition-metal containing molecular complexes.
First principles molecular dynamics simulations of semiconductor surfaces and nanostructures
The position will be available starting in April 2021 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
BNL policy requires 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.