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Postdoctoral Researcher – Heterogeneous Catalyst Design

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Colorado - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name NREL
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Posting TitlePostdoctoral Researcher – Heterogeneous Catalyst DesignRequisition Number2759BRLocationGolden, COPosition TypePostdoctoral ResearcherHours Per Week40Job/Research SummaryThe National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The National Bioenergy Center at NREL has an opening for a full time Postdoctoral Researcher focusing on heterogeneous catalyst design. The initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal up to three years.Job DutiesSuccessful candidates will design, synthesize, and screen heterogeneous catalysts for conversion of biopolymers to monomers with applications to renewable fuels production. A theoretical program will support this work with catalyst design in silico. The successful candidate will be able to conduct laboratory work independently and safely. The metrics for this position include catalyst design and synthesis, physical and chemical characterization of new catalysts, screening on model compounds and real substrates for catalyst activity, and authorship of peer-reviewed publications.Required Education and ExperienceMust be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and AttributesExperience with synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts. Demonstrated understanding of how mass transfer affects the kinetics and mechanisms of chemical reactions through experimental, modeling, and theoretical work. The ability to communicate scientific results effectively, both written and oral, and the ability to work effectively in a large, multidisciplinary team of engineers, chemists, and biologists.Preferred QualificationsFamiliarity with physical and chemical characterization of heterogeneous catalysts, plant cell wall biopolymers, and biomass conversion.EEO PolicyNREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans.

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