Postdoctoral Appointee - Solar Energy Conversion Group

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7107207 (Ref:413880)

Posted: August 4, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Under the guidance of a supervisor, the successful candidate will conduct fundamental research, supported by a DOE BES grant, on the mechanisms for the control and manipulation of quantum spin phenomena following light-induced charge transfer events. To reach the research goal, the mechanistic understanding of light-induced quantum phenomena in natural and artificial donor-acceptor systems, where long-lived electron spin-based entanglement is readily achieved and detected, is required.

The successful candidate will use experimental and theoretical approaches including suite of advanced Electron Paramagnetic/Spin Resonance (EPR/ESR) techniques, such as continuous wave and pulsed, time-resolved EPR experiments, to study different types of natural and artificial photosynthetic systems. In addition, the candidate will analyze data, prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and make presentations at scientific meetings, maintain comprehensive knowledge of pertinent literature and develop new ideas, concepts, and/or research proposals.

The candidate will join a team of physical chemists and biochemists in the Solar Energy Conversion group and will be mainly involved with advanced experiments on Bruker ELEXSYS E580 and home-built 130 GHz EPR spectrometers which allow in-situ light exaction of the samples by LEDs and pulsed Lasers. Additional information about the Solar Energy Conversion group at Argonne National Laboratory is available at: http://blogs.anl.gov/solar-energy

Position Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Considerable knowledge of and experimental expertise in advanced EPR spectroscopy.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. 

  • Strong skill in data processing, evaluation, and

  • Strong skill in working in an interdisciplinary research team setting.

  • Some knowledge of and experimental expertise in one or more of the following fields is a of EasySpin software package, stationary and time-resolved UV/vis absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemistry, handling of photosynthetic proteins.

  • This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in bioinorganic chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysical chemistry or related disciplines at the Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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