Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee - Environmental Engineering in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee - Environmental Engineering

Requisition Number: 405162 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: SSS-Strategic Security Sciences

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree or equivalent

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee Position with our Strategic Security Sciences Division (SSS).

In this role you will:

  • Be testing a high temperature melter to produce a variety of volatile elements that will be condensed into particulate.
  • Responsible for developing the technique and understand how to form different condensed phases that would mimic potential particulate contaminants arising from a nuclear accident.
  • In addition, appointee will assist in the testing of high-throughput chemical separation system for separating and purifying radionuclides and testing wide-area decontamination methods for nuclear and radiological releases to an urban environment.
  • Responsible for the collection and analyzing of data from these experiments.
  • Moreover, appointee will develop new ideas in the areas of federal need identified by various federal agencies including DOE, DOD, DHS, and EPA. Experimental work will also include batch and column sorption experiments with radioactive materials onto various sorbents and urban building materials.
  • Expected to model sorption and physical filtration phenomena using off the shelf software packages.
  • Publish and present work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Set up and perform experiments on the sorption of radionuclides to surfaces.
  • Collect and analyze experimental data.
  • Summarize the results in the form of a draft peer-review paper or government report.
  • Develop new ideas in the areas of decontamination and separations research.

We expect you to have:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry or nuclear/chemical/environmental engineering.
  • Knowledge of ion separations in the environment and hydraulic flow models.
  • Laboratory experience in separations systems such as solvent extraction, ion exchange, and extraction chromatography.
  • Desire to publish results in the peer-review literature.
  • Radionuclide separation science.
  • Problem solving skills and a self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • Innovative thinker capable of generating novel ideas to difficult problems.
  • Communication skills.
  • Able to build network to develop collaborations and relationships with potential sponsors.
  • Must be able author work in scientific journals and reports.
  • Skill in handling radioactive solids and solutions.
  • Experience with chemical sorption models or experience with GoldSim software modules.
  • U.S. citizen candidates or legal residents due to the nature of the work within the Section and Division.
  • Candidates from traditionally under-represented population groups are highly encouraged to apply.

To be eligibles, candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within the last three years.

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