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Job #: R-00074671
Location: Morgantown, WV
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Your greatest work is ahead!

Leidos is seeking a recent Post-Doctoral Researcher for professional support with a focus on investigating catalysts to provide economical and clean value-added fuels and/or chemicals from varied feedstocks including clean carbon feedstocks (biomass, plastics, etc.) at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, WV.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Location: Morgantown, WV

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Utilize expertise in catalysis and characterization to generate and conduct experimental test plans, data analyses, and design and diagnostics of reactor systems.
  • Utilize knowledge of and experience with characterization for catalytic reactions.
  • Use knowledge with materials to design and optimize efficient reactor systems for chemical reactions.
  • Conduct data analyses and characterization utilizing XRD, XPS, microscopy, FTIR, BET, and others.
  • Focus on investigating novel methods for design and testing of catalyst materials including varied reactor systems.
  • Collect, analyze, and report experimental data/results from experiments.
  • Present ideas and results to the research team. 
  • Contribute to future research planning and assisting with proposals.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with members of the research team to meet milestones and deliverables.
  • Assist or lead efforts in writing research papers, manuscripts, and creating/ delivering conference presentations.

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD in engineering, chemistry, or physics from an accredited university with experience in applied laboratory operations and analyses in a structured laboratory environment. 
  • Possess knowledge of and practical experience with existing and state-of-the-art design and characterization for conventional and non-conventional catalytic reactions. 
  • Possess extensive knowledge of the fundamental principles, theories, practices, and established methodology of engineering, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
  • Possess knowledge of and practical experience with catalyst development with a preferred background in carbon-based processes to value added products.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in materials design, synthesis, and pre- and post-run characterization of catalysts.
  • Experience with microwave/electromagnetic based reactors.
  • Previous work history in conducting research and development in a structured laboratory environment using high-temperature pressurized systems and handling a variety of chemicals.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with conducting research in a US Government National Laboratory setting where conducting safe operations is paramount.
  • Demonstrated ability to author publications and to present results related to their research work.
  • Familiarity with HSC Chemistry or similar and statistical software like SAS or similar. 

Leidos Civil Group helps modernize infrastructure, systems, and security. We are a trusted partner to both government and highly regulated commercial customers looking for transformative solutions in mission IT, security, software, engineering, and operations. We work with our customers including the FAA, DOE, NASA, National Science Foundation, Transportation Security Administration, Custom and Border Protection, airports, and electric utilities to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient. To explore and learn more, click here!

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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