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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames Laboratory

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Division of Chemical & Biological Sciences at Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is seeking a postdoctoral associate with a strong background in solid-state NMR spectroscopy. The chosen candidate will become a part of a multidisciplinary team, consisting of Ames Laboratory as well as other U.S. DOE labs and universities, working towards the development, and understanding, of next generation supercapacitors. The work will mainly focus on the measurement of charge carrier dynamics and the characterization of electrode materials by both conventional as well as dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) enhanced solid-state NMR. Studies of electrolyte-ion transport will use pulsed field gradient (PFG) NMR. The candidate will also be encouraged to work in the fundamental development of NMR methods and instrumentation.

Ames Laboratory is equipped with 9.4 and 14.1 T Agilent solid-state NMR spectrometers, as well as a 9.4 T Bruker solid-state DNP NMR spectrometer. Additional instrumentation is also available through both the lab and Iowa State University's shared facilities, as well as through collaboration.

The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and collaborate in a team. The position also requires the candidate to find and develop own research subjects within the projects, in addition to the experiments requested by the collaborators.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. must be completed prior to start date.

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science or a related discipline.

  • Applicants must have a background in theoretical and experimental aspects of modern solid stat NMR spectroscopy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in and/or knowledge of electrochemistry

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Proposed Start Date:October 1, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:September 30, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: August 12, 2021

Posting Close Date:October 31, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R5942