Postdoctoral Appointee - Organic Chemist

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, USA

Job posting number: #7212966 (Ref:417182)

Posted: February 3, 2024

Job Description

The Applied Materials Division is seeking a candidate to fill a Postdoctoral position in synthetic organic chemistry with a focus on novel approaches to small molecules. This position will primarily involve work on novel materials synthesis and process R&D in a laboratory environment. Characterization and use-testing of new materials will also be required. Previous experience with organic synthesis is required.

The candidate will design or modify laboratory procedures and protocols, develop experimental designs, run technical experiments, make detailed observations, collect, and analyze data, and effectively report results. Candidates will be expected to formally present research progress internally and externally.

Position Requirements

  • A degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Organic Chemistry or related field with 0 to 3 years of experience.

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in the following areas: organic chemistry and synthesis, materials characterization.

  • Hands-on experience in small molecule analytical techniques.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and on a timely basis with the laboratory supervisory personnel on all developments or matters resulting from laboratory work activities.

  • Ability to maintain organized notebooks and project files.

  • Ability to be a team player.

  • A high commitment to safety.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of continuous flow chemistry and large-scale equipment.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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