Nanofluidics / Ion Transport - Postdoctoral Researcher

Location
California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 12, 2024
Posting live until
Jun 19, 2024
Ref
REF5770G

Company Description

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Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

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Pay Range

$113,760 Annually

Job Description

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research on nanofluidics and ion transport in nanomaterials-based platforms. You will actively participate in the research to discover and characterize new transport and separation mechanisms that rely on extreme confinement and unique properties of nanomaterials to enhance precision separations. This position is in the Nanoscale, Surface, and Interface Science group of the Materials Science Division.

You will

  • Conduct research in nanofluidic water and ion transport in 0D, 1D, and 2D nanopores.
  • Develop new measurement protocols and implement them to conduct basic research in nanofluidics.
  • Design and perform experiments to characterize ion transport in nanomaterials to enhance transport selectivity and separation performance of these materials.
  • Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design and execution of research to address defined problems.
  • Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Collaborate with scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Maintain and establish laboratory protocols.
  • Document research; publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience in nanopore transport measurements, working with nanomaterials, nanoscale or single molecule scale measurements or nanofabrication.
  • Knowledgeable of the concepts of basic fluid mechanics, electrochemistry, electrophysiology measurements, and nanomaterials characterization.
  • Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques and execution.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effective presentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
  • Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience with nanopore transport measurements.
  • Experience in 1D or 2D nanomaterial fabrication, manipulation, or testing.
  • Knowledge in electrochemistry, separation science, or nanopore transport.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years, open to those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.

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