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Postdoctoral Researcher - CO2 Mitigation in Cement and Concrete

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 $73.2K - $120.8K

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  • You must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years with expertise in cement and concrete, LCA/TEA modeling, laboratory skills, project management, teamwork, collaboration, mentorship, publication history, and industry experience.
  • You will lead carbon lifecycle analysis, engage with industry partners, design research projects, interpret experimental results, and assist with data validation in CO2 mitigation for cement and concrete.

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  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.From day one at NREL, you’ll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you’ll have the opportunity to engage through our ten employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.
  • NREL supports inclusive, diverse, and unbiased hiring practices that promote creativity and innovation. By collaborating with organizations that focus on diverse talent pools, reaching out to underrepresented demographics, and providing an inclusive application and interview process, our Talent Acquisition team aims to hear all voices equally. We strive to attract a highly diverse workforce and create a culture where every employee feels welcomed and respected and they can be their authentic selves.


  • Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.* Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date.
  • Additional Required Qualifications:
  • The successful candidate will have expertise cement and concrete and a history of LCA and TEA modeling.
  • They will demonstrate an ability to lead modeling and analysis for a variety of cement and concrete projects.
  • Additionally they will have basic laboratory skills and be able to assist experiments.
  • A strong record of teamwork, mentorship, project management, and leadership is desired.
  • The successful candidate will work closely with engineers, scientists, and students in many different fields, and will work to establish collaborations both within NREL and with partner organizations. As such, demonstration of an ability to participate in, to facilitate, and to lead collaborations is important.
  • The candidate must demonstrate the ability to encourage and maximize the unique talents and innovative ideas of a diverse array of collaborators from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • LCA and TEA expertise and use and proficiency of associated software/tools
  • XRF, TGA, mortar cube strength testing, additive manufacturing optimization, or other cement-related experimental capabilities
  • A strong history of publication
  • A history of working with the cement and concrete industry

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • The Building Technologies and Science Group is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to support and lead work relating to decarbonization of the cement and concrete industry. The successful candidate will lead carbon lifecycle analysis (LCA) and technoeconomic analysis (TEA) and will engage extensively with industry partners, co-leading industry advisory and community engagement committees. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to have basic laboratory skill and assist with experimental validation of data for LCA and TEA.
  • Candidates with a history of working independently and taking initiative are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate ability to design high-quality research projects and to interpret, assess, and communicate experimental results. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, with a strong record of contributions to the field. Teamwork, leadership, and collaboration will be essential.


Work type

Full time

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73200 - 120800 USD