Open Postdoc Position (Separations-Machine Learning)

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory solicits applicants to fill a postdoctoral position in the Separation Science Group. The successful applicant will play a pivotal role in advancing a new project to apply state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to cutting-edge research in chemical separations. The specific project seeks to advance the basic understanding of the critical chemical drivers underpinning chemical demixing in low-energy processes such as liquid-liquid extraction and adsorbant or membrane technologies. The new hire will work as an integral member of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team that includes separations chemists and theorists, as well as math, computational, and data scientists, wherein they will be expected to contribute expertize in experiment design and sample characterization. The latter can include a variety of analytical techniques such as compositional analyses, NMR, IR/Raman, and dynamic light scattering. Also an opportunity exists to participate in synchrotron-based structural characterization experiments including spectroscopy (XANES, EXAFS) and scattering (SAXS, WAXS, HEXS) studies.

The applicant is expected to hold a Ph.D. with knowledge and expertise in chemistry and is expected to possess excellent oral communication skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for working independently and as part of a team, developing experimental plans, performing experiments, analyzing data, and contributing to the interpretation of results.  Additionally the successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the preparation of manuscripts for open-literature, peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific meetings based on research findings.

Position Requirements

Demonstrated strong motivation toward creative basic research within a team environment.  Specific expertise in one or more of the following: inorganic chemistry, aqueous solution chemistry, chemical and physical characterization techniques such as IR/Raman spectroscopy, NMR.  Demonstrated oral and written communication skills as defined by presentations at scientific meetings and publications in peer-review, archival, and scientific journals.  This position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field with 0 to 3 years experience.

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