Job Requisition:Materials Synthesis and Characterization Scientist
Leidos is seeking a post-doctoral or early-career researcher with experience in material synthesis and characterization with expertise in mixed metal oxide chemistry – particularly in the specialized research and development of these materials for oxygen production and oxidation reactions. Expertise is desired with multiple characterization techniques (e.g. XRD, XPS, SEM, TEM, FTIR, etc.), in particular, XRD, as well as material performance testing and data analyses including Rietveld refinement. The candidate must possess knowledge and practical experience with state-of-the-art mixed metal oxide material fabrication, characterization, and reaction engineering. Knowledge and hands-on experience is required in the understanding of the structure and behavior of these materials in different gaseous and reaction environments. The selected candidate will research closely with the team as well as other researchers at NETL for the development of mixed metal oxide materials for oxygen production as well as oxidation reactions.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
- Material synthesis using varied techniques and materials.
- Generating test plans for material tests.
- Data analyses and characterization utilizing XRD, XPS, microscopy, FTIR, BET, and others.
- Presenting ideas and results to the research team.
- Contributing to future research planning and assisting with proposals.
- Working independently and collaboratively with members of the research team to meet milestones and deliverables.
- Assisting or leading efforts in writing research papers and creating conference presentations.
- M.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field and 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on mixed metal oxide synthesis for catalytic applications, heterogeneous catalysis, materials or chemical processing.
- A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with post-doctoral experience. The qualifications above plus hands-on experience is required in materials design, synthesis, and characterization, hydrocarbon conversion reactions or related applications.
- The preference is a candidate that has onsite national laboratory experience and familiarization with the specific safety procedures and processes that must be followed.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Research Scientist1000Civil
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