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Research Scientist in Chemical Physics and Analysis Group

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Richland, Washington

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Tue, 06 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details 51 minutes ago Full Job Description Organization and Job ID Job ID: Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences Division: Physical Sciences Division Group: Chemical Physics & Analysis Job Description Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration and work – life balance. We are seeking an early career staff scientist to contribute to PNNL’s goals in our experimental Condensed Phase and Interfacial Molecular Science program. Work in this area emphasizes basic research at the boundary of chemistry and physics, pursuing a molecular-level understanding of chemical, physical, and electron- and photon-driven processes in liquids and at interfaces. Our scientific goals are to extend the experimental characterization and description of chemical reactions to encompass the effects of condensed media and interfaces, develop a multidisciplinary capability for describing chemical processes relevant to improved energy technologies, and to build state-of-the-art research and analytical methods for characterizing complex materials. Much of our research involves detailed studies of reaction mechanisms in liquids and at liquid interfaces, of high-energy processes at interfaces, of models of the condensed phase, and of cluster spectroscopy and dynamics. As a staff scientist in the Lab’s Physical Sciences Division (PSD) you will collaborate with the program principal investigators and contribute to the overall goals of the program. PNNL is committed to encouraging a work environment that promotes inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability. We encourage all qualified applicants to; you do not need to meet all of the Preferred Qualifications to be considered. Duties include: Establish technical reputation in professional community including professional societies, other laboratories, academia, and industry. Develop and conduct independent research and collaborate with other team members. Mentor and train junior level researchers. Minimum Qualifications BS/BA with 2 years of experience, or MS/MA with 0-2 years of experience, or PhD with 0 years of experience Preferred Qualifications PhD with 1 year or more years of postdoctoral experience. Degree in Chemical Physics, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Sciences or related field. Ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams. Experience in writing and leading research proposals. Experience supervising and mentoring graduate students, postdocs, or junior scientists. Expertise in an area of experimental condensed phase chemical physics. Examples include but are not limited to: Ultrafast chemistry : Probe dynamics of electrons, understand energy flow, elucidate structural dynamics Chemistry at complex interfaces : Uncover emergent chemical phenomena at dynamic interfaces with structural and functional heterogeneity Charge transport and reactivity : Elucidate contributions of charge dynamics to energy flow and its coupling to reactions Reaction pathways in diverse environments : Discover the influence of non-equilibrium, heterogeneous, nanoscale environments on complex reaction mechanisms Chemistry in aqueous environments : ress unique properties of water in extreme environments and its role in chemical phenomena Equal Employment Opportunity Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at . If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a ‘country of risk’ without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment. Directorate: Physical & Computational Sci’s Job Category: Safeguards and Security Group: Chemical Physics & Analysis Opening Date: 2021-03-02 Closing Date: 2021-03-09 Show full job description Apply Now