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Postdoctoral Researcher--Chemical & Materials Science Center

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Colorado - America North
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name NREL
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Directory Entry : The National Renewable Energy Laboratory - NREL - is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
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Posting Title Postdoctoral Researcher--Chemical & Materials Science Center
Requisition Number 2978BR
Location Golden, CO
Position Type Postdoctoral Researcher
Hours Per Week 40
Job/Research Summary The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Chemical and Materials Science Center (5900) seeks highly qualified Postdoctoral Researcher candidates in the areas of chemical and nanoscale sciences, experimental materials science, and theoretical materials sciences. Through fundamental and applied research, the Center provides scientific understanding, discovery, and innovative solutions for energy conversion, storage, and utilization including solar electricity and fuels, advanced batteries, fuel cells, solid-state lighting, smart windows, and energy efficiency. Assignments are for one year, with possible renewal for up to a maximum three years.

We ask candidates to review the job duties section of this posting, which describes the three research groups in the Center, and to include a cover letter identifying the specific research area(s) of interest when applying. The cover letter should also include a timeframe for avalability to start work, particularly for candidates who have not yet completed their Ph.D. studies.
Job Duties Postdoctoral Researchers will work in the Chemical and Materials Science Center within NREL's Energy Sciences directorate. The Center investigates materials and processes for converting sunlight into chemical and electrical energy and conducts theoretical studies and fundamental experimental research on optoelectronic materials. Postdocs will perform cutting-edge research in one or more of three groups within the center. I. Chemical and Nanoscale Sciences: This group studies and develops novel and efficient ways to convert the energy in sunlight into chemical energy (such as hydrogen) and light-generated electricity. II. The Theoretical Materials Sciences: This group performs state-of-the-art theoretical calculations to develop scientific bases for selecting and optimizing materials used in modern optoelectronic devices. III. Experimental Materials Sciences: This group provides a knowledge base in materials science covering fundamental issues that impact photovoltaics, electrochromic ("smart") windows, high-temperature superconductors, hydrogen storage, and solid-state batteries.

Proficient documentation of work in detailed technical reports is expected. The candidate will work with senior staff to publish and present key findings in peer-reviewed journals and at regional and national scientific meetings. Duties also include attention to environmental safety and health issues.
Required Education and Experience Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.
Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes Research experience related to Chemical and Materials Sciences.
Preferred Qualifications Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a related field.
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