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: ~~~
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.
Long-Term (Fixed Term)
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