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Heavy Element Postdoctoral Fellow

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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San Francisco, California

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Mon, 26 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-time2 hours ago Qualifications – Spectroscopy – Research – Doctoral degree Full Job Description Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division (NS) has an opening for a Heavy Elements Postdoctoral Fellow to join their Heavy Element Nuclear and Radiochemistry Group! In this role, you will conduct research exploring the chemical properties of the heaviest elements. This is a unique interdisciplinary project where you will perform gas-phase chemistry on radioactive isotopes of heavy elements produced in one-atom-at-a-time nuclear reactions. These atoms will be produced in nuclear reactions utilizing the 88-inch cyclotron and all chemical measurements will be performed utilizing the Berkeley Gas Filled Separator (BGS) and For the Investigation of Nuclide A (FIONA) devices What You Will Do: Perform measurements of gas phase Heavy element chemistry reactions utilizing the BGS and FIONA setup at the 88-inch cyclotron facility. Develop data analysis tools and algorithms; perform analysis of experimental data heavy element experiments. Comfortable working with different detector types such as silicon and germanium detectors. Comfortable working with vacuum systems. Participate in all BGS heavy element experiments at the 88-Inch Cyclotron. Report results to supervisor. Conduct original research independently and in collaborations. Exercise independent judgment and contribute in an original manner at the professional level. Publish papers/reports in refereed journals, and make oral presentations of own work. What Is Required: Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry/Physics/Engineering or related discipline within the last five years. Demonstrated experience with chemical reactions/heavy element chemistry. Demonstrated experience with nuclear decay spectroscopy and/or nuclear reactions. Demonstrated ability to perform research individually and as part of a research group. Relevant publication record and demonstration of proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results. For full consideration, please provide the following application materials: Curriculum Vitae. Statement of research experience and interests (1 – 2 pages). Reference Letters – Arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent to Dr. Jennifer Pore at . Notes: This is a full time, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree and will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes. This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment. Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Learn About Us: Berkeley Lab (LBNL) resses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Berkeley Lab’s Postdoc Program is committed to providing Postdoctoral Researchers and Visiting scholars with a positive and impactful experience to jump-start their career through premium research and career development, networking opportunities, mentoring programs, and a strong community. For more information, please visit our Berkeley Lab Postdoc Resources site and our Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association site. Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals who these same values and commitments. Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Click here to view the poster and supplement: ‘Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.’ Apply Now