Postdoctoral Researcher - 2DMaterials for Solar Fuel Generation

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  • Golden, CO
  • 15 Aug, 2019

Job Description

**Posting Title** Postdoctoral Researcher - 2DMaterials for Solar Fuel Generation . **Location** CO - Golden . **Position Type** Postdoc (Fixed Term) . **Hours Per Week** 40 . **Job Description** The Chemistry and Nanoscience Center is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher to aid in the next generation of solar fuel system development. The successful applicant will have expertise in synthesis and manipulation of 2D materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, with a focus on applying these photochemical systems in photo- and electro-catalysis. Synthesis of 2D layers via top down (mechanical, surfactant, and chemical exfoliation) and bottom up (chemical vapor deposition) methods will be leveraged within the postdoctoral research. Doping, functionalization, defect engineering, plasmonic interactions, and engineered/dynamically generated strain will be needed to tune optoelectronic and catalysis properties. The successful candidate will utilize these experimental design tools to create 2D material systems that are catalytically active for hydrogen evolution, CO2 reduction, N2 fixation, etc. and will study their properties using a variety of characterization techniques. Therefore, the successful candidate should have experience in a variety of characterization techniques such as (photo)electrochemistry, Confocal Raman/photoluminescence spectroscopy and microscopy, scanning tunneling spectroscopy/microscopy, transient absorption, etc. Additionally, the successful applicant should have expertise in data analysis, experimental design, and writing of manuscripts. The successful applicant will have experience working in a diverse team of material scientists, chemists, and spectroscopists to probe and understand surfaces and interfaces of newly developed chemistries and architectures. . **Basic Qualifications** Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years. . **Additional Required Qualifications** Must have just received a Ph.D in physics, chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or the equivalent. Must be able to critically think through experimental designs, analyze data, and communicate results. Must work well in a team setting while also being independent. Must be able to publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. **Preferred Qualifications** Must have just received a Ph.D in physics, chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or the equivalent. . **Submission Guidelines** Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application. . **EEO Policy** NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans. NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, click here at . The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. Please review the information on our Hiring Process at website before you create an account and apply for a job. We also hope you will learn more about NREL at , visit our Careers site at , and continue to search for job opportunities at at the lab. NREL discloses to you that a consumer report, including an investigative consumer report containing information as to your character, general reputation, personal characteristics and mode of living, may be obtained for employment purposes as part of the pre-employment background investigation and at any time during your employment. Should an investigative consumer report be requested, you will have the right to request a complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of the investigation requested and a written summary of your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) at .