Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ames Laboratory

Ames, IA, United States

The Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for two qualified Postdoctoral Research Associates with a background in solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (#800252):
The chosen candidate will join a large multidisciplinary team consisting of researchers from both the Ames Laboratory, as well as other national laboratories and universities. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting investigations of heterogeneous catalysts, polymers, and other materials by conventional as well as dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Aside from the aforementioned applications, the new candidate would be expected to also work in fundamental methods development of solid-state NMR and DNP, with main emphasis placed towards the characterization of surfaces and interfaces.
Ames Laboratory is equipped with 9.4 and 14.1 T solid-state NMR spectrometers with MAS probes for rotor diameters ranging from 5 to 1.6-mm. The Laboratory is awaiting the delivery of a 110 kHz ultrafast MAS probe. Aside from these instruments, the lab is also equipped with a 9.4 T Bruker MAS-DNP NMR spectrometer with both 3.2 and 1.3-mm MAS-DNP probes. The successful candidate will collaborate with other PIs in the Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences and the Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering for synthetic and additional characterization needs.
The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and collaborate in a team.

Required Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. completed prior to start date. 2) Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Experience in theoretical and experimental aspects of modern solid-state NMR and/or DNP, including method development.

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter detailing specific experience; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three (3) references to: AmesNMRpostdoc1@ameslab.gov.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (#800251)
The chosen candidate will become a part of a multidisciplinary team, consisting of Ames Laboratory as well as other U.S. DOE labs and universities, working towards the development, and understanding, of next generation supercapacitors. The work will mainly focus on the measurement of charge carrier dynamics and the characterization of electrode materials by both conventional as well as dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) enhanced solid-state NMR. Studies of electrolyte-ion transport will use pulsed field gradient (PFG) NMR. The candidate will also be encouraged to work in the fundamental development of NMR methods and instrumentation.
Ames Laboratory is equipped with 9.4 and 14.1 T Agilent solid-state NMR spectrometers, as well as a 9.4 T Bruker solid-state DNP NMR spectrometer. Additional instrumentation is also available through both the lab and Iowa State University’s shared facilities, as well as through collaboration.
The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and collaborate in a team.

Required Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. completed prior to start date. 2) Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Experience in and/or knowledge of electrochemistry and associated instrumentation 2) Experience in theoretical and experimental aspects of modern solid stat NMR, including method development.

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter detailing specific experience; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three (3) references to: AmesNMRpostdoc2@ameslab.gov.

To guarantee consideration, applications must be submitted by 12/21/18.

Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Office of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

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