• Postdoctoral Appointee - Solar Energy Conversion Group

    Argonne National Laboratory Lemont, IL 60439

    Job #2273087436

  • Under the guidance of a supervisor, the successful candidate will conduct fundamental research, supported by a DOE BES grant, on the mechanisms for the control and manipulation of quantum spin phenomena following light-induced charge transfer events. To reach the research goal, the mechanistic understanding of light-induced quantum phenomena in natural and artificial donor-acceptor systems, where long-lived electron spin-based entanglement is readily achieved and detected, is required.

    The successful candidate will use experimental and theoretical approaches including suite of advanced Electron Paramagnetic/Spin Resonance (EPR/ESR) techniques, such as continuous wave and pulsed, time-resolved EPR experiments, to study different types of natural and artificial photosynthetic systems. In addition, the candidate will analyze data, prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and make presentations at scientific meetings, maintain comprehensive knowledge of pertinent literature and develop new ideas, concepts, and/or research proposals.

    The candidate will join a team of physical chemists and biochemists in the Solar Energy Conversion group and will be mainly involved with advanced experiments on Bruker ELEXSYS E580 and home-built 130 GHz EPR spectrometers which allow in-situ light exaction of the samples by LEDs and pulsed Lasers. Additional information about the Solar Energy Conversion group at Argonne National Laboratory is available at: ~~~

    Position Requirements

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Considerable knowledge of and experimental expertise in advanced EPR spectroscopy.

    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

    • Strong skill in data processing, evaluation, and

    • Strong skill in working in an interdisciplinary research team setting.

    • Some knowledge of and experimental expertise in one or more of the following fields is a of EasySpin software package, stationary and time-resolved UV/vis absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemistry, handling of photosynthetic proteins.

    • This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in bioinorganic chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysical chemistry or related disciplines 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.

    Job Family

    Postdoctoral Family

    Job Profile

    Postdoctoral Appointee

    Worker Type

    Long-Term (Fixed Term)

    Time Type

    Full time

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