POSTDOCTORAL RESEASCH SCHOLAR
- Arizona State University
- Location: Tempe, AZ
- Job Number: 7079199
- Posting Date: May 28, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPostdoctoral Research Scholar
Arizona State University: Office of the Executive Vice President Knowledge Enterprise: Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation: LightWorks
May 28, 2021
Arizona State University’s LightWorks® and Professors Ellen B. Stechel, James E. Miller, and Ivan Ermanoski invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of redox metal oxide thermochemistry. The postdoctoral associate will be taking a role in projects involving redox metal oxide thermochemical water and carbon dioxide splitting (solar and e-fuels), thermochemical energy storage, chemical looping, and chemical production, and encompassing activities such as detailed engineering modeling and analysis of unit operations including chemical reaction, heat and mass transfer, and separations; thermodynamic analyses of chemical systems; techno-economic and scenario analyses; reactor and system design, construction, and characterization of novel thermochemical systems; and redox active materials development including synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of chemically reactive behavior. Salaries for this position range from $52,704 - $55,596 per year; DOE.
ASU LightWorks® places light-inspired and renewable energy research at the University under one strategic framework. ASU LightWorks® is a multidisciplinary effort to leverage the University’s unique strengths in a broad set of emerging technologies, including energy efficiency, artificial photosynthesis, biofuels, and next-generation photovoltaics. ASU LightWorks® operates within the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (KED) and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, which seeks research funding, supports faculty researchers, nurtures partnerships with external partners, promotes innovation and entrepreneurship and shares what we learn with the community and the world.
Experimental or analytical design and implementation, data analysis, report/manuscript preparation, and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students.
Assist in writing research proposals and seeking future funding.
Coordinating among team members, which will be essential for achieving project milestones.
Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting up to 20 pounds. Ability to clearly communicate verbally in English, read, write, see, and hear to perform essential duties. Regular review of completed tasks.
Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. (within the past four years)
Practical experience in at least one of the following: solar thermochemistry and concentrating solar power technology, construction and operation of high temperature systems including heterogeneous reactor systems, systems modeling and engineering, and computational fluid dynamics, or thermodynamics, is highly desired
Familiarity with and competence in the design, assembly, and operation of laboratory reactor systems, and the synthesis of metal oxides and/or metal nitrides and with standard materials characterization techniques including thermogravimetric analysis, gas chemisorption, surface area analysis, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and x-ray diffraction
Experience with the development and/or optimization of new redox active materials or processes will also be considered an asset
Demonstrated motivation and aptitude for learning and taking on new challenges, collaboration, and clearly and carefully documenting results in the scientific literature is desired
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively in a team environment, and effectively balance parallel work on several different projects
Applicants are responsible for including a cover letter, CV, and the names of three professional references in their application through the Interfolio website. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
Application deadline is July 23, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
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