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Reaction Kinetics - Postdoctoral Researcher

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🤑 $108.8K

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  • You must have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, or Materials Science, experience with spectroscopic techniques, theory of surface chemical reactions, and ability to secure U.S. citizenship & DOE clearance.
  • You will conduct experimental research on surface science, analyze corrosion properties, collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, publish findings, and participate in conferences.

Graduate Job

Research & Development, Science•Livermore


  • We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong background in spectroscopic analysis to conduct research on the fundamental properties underpinning the initiation and growth of corrosion at metal surfaces. You will design and perform advanced analytical experiments to understand corrosion mechanisms in environmental conditions. This position will support a multi-disciplinary team developing corrosion models and will report to the Actinide and Lanthanide Sciences Group of the Materials Science Division.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or closely related field.
  • Experience with X-ray diffraction, infrared or Raman spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, or similar spectroscopic techniques.
  • Experience combining multi-instrument data sets (e.g., XRD, IR, and SEM) to interpret complex research samples.
  • Experience with theory and modeling of surface chemical reaction mechanisms and kinetics.
  • Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
  • Experience performing self-directed research, presenting talks at conferences and a record of publishing results in established scientific journals.
  • Proficient written, verbal, and organizational skills necessary to effectively collaborate within small and large work groups.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff.
  • Qualifications We Desire:
  • Experience applying analytical surface science techniques (e.g., RAIRS, XPS, AES, or ToF-SIMS).
  • Experience with complex analysis of actinide compounds.
  • Experience with responses of materials in extreme environments, which can include irradiation, pressure, corrosion, or non-ambient temperatures.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Perform fundamental and applied experimental work in the field of surface science.
  • Participate in understanding the fundamental surface and interface properties of corrosion using state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and techniques.
  • Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research to address complex 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.
  • Document and publish research in peer-reviewed journals and participate in domestic and international conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





108840 USD


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  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA)