Requisition Number: 408762
Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development
Division: CSE-Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater
Education Required: Doctorate Degree
Level (Grade): 700
Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
The CSE Division is looking for a postdoctoral candidate that will conduct research in homogeneous and supported organometallic and inorganic catalysis for applications including the activation and transformation of small molecules such as CO2 to value added products. Design, synthesize, and characterize new metal-ligand complexes, support these complexes onto high surface area scaffolds, and evaluate the catalytic activity of these materials. This research program may include studies towards understanding reaction mechanisms through reaction kinetics analysis and other physical organic and inorganic techniques. This position will also interface with a multidisciplinary team in the areas of photocatalysis, X-ray spectroscopy, and inorganic materials synthesis.
We expect you to have:
- Knowledge of and experimental expertise in synthesis and characterization of complex ligand platforms and air-sensitive transition metal complexes and in conducting kinetic and mechanistic studies is essential.
- Strong written and oral communication skills is a requirement.
- Experience in ligand design and analytical techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy and would be an asset.
- Hands on experience with high throughput experimentation equipment would also be an asset for this position.
- This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in organic, organometallic, or inorganic chemistry 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.
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