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Job #: R-00025795
Location: Morgantown, WV
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with experience in experimental operations with a focus on reaction modeling, preparing, characterizing, and testing catalysts. The candidate should have significant experience with using flow reactor systems, MS, TGA/DSC, XRD, SEM, and other analytical devices. This work will focus on development of chemical looping oxygen carriers for combustion applications and coal gasification. Specifically, it will look at oxygen carriers that can gasify coal into synthesis gas for later use in Fisher Tropsch reactions or to produce H2, and catalysts that enhances coal-steam gasification.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Creating and executing experimental test plans of reactor systems including TGA/DSC, fixed bed and fluidized bed reactors.
  • Synthesizing, characterizing and testing catalysts to evaluate performance.
  • Collecting and analyzing experimental data.
  • Reaction model development with the experimental data.
  • Utilizing engineering knowledge and experience to design, optimize and troubleshoot small-scale experiments.
  • 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. 

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in chemical engineering or a related field and 1 or more years of post-doctoral experimental experience.
  • Possess knowledge of proper laboratory operations to produce high quality data and results while following proper safety practices.
  • Experience in preparing metal-based catalysts for high pressure and high temperature reactions and dealing with a variety of chemicals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous work history in conducting research and development in a structured laboratory environment.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with conducting research in a US Government National Laboratory setting where conducting safe operations is paramount. 
  • Familiarity with reaction model development, ASPEN and HSC Chemistry software.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

Yes

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Research Scientist

Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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