Postdoctoral Appointee- Chemical Engineer

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7067509 (Ref:408474)

Posted: July 2, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Postdoctoral Appointee will be part of a R&D group conducting use-inspired research supporting the development of nuclear-relevant technologies including molten salt reactors, pyrochemical treatment of used nuclear fuel, and aqueous separations. Research activities conducted by this R&D group include:

  • Performing laboratory tests and electrochemical operations within controlled atmosphere gloveboxes.
  • Preparing and performing chemistry experiments on molten salt or aqueous mixtures that may contain actinides and lanthanides.
  • Developing flow sheets and process diagrams for molten salt separations, aqueous separations, or other nuclear-relevant chemical operations
  • Developing process monitoring and control technologies for nuclear-relevant chemical processes
  • Developing and designing flow loops for radiological and non-radiological molten salts
  • Developing chemical models, and codes for designing chemical separations processes and equipment

In order to assist with the above research activities, the applicant will be expected to have considerable skills and experience with one or more of the following areas:

  • Considerable knowledge of chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, and chemical processes.
  • Considerable skill in devising and performing experiments, using research equipment and instruments, and evaluating test results.
  • Considerable skill in process design and chemical engineering operations.
  • Considerable skill in chemical process modeling
  • Good laboratory skills with high-temperature equipment and controlled atmosphere systems demonstrated through prior research activities that can be applied to safe handling of hazardous materials.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Other:  To perform the essential functions of this position, successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contracts. Illegal drug testing as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 and a background investigation will be required prior to employment. This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in chemical engineering or a related field at the Ph.D. degree level with zero to three years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

 

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Job posting number:#7067509 (Ref:408474)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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