Postdoctoral Appointee - Graphene Based Materials

The Separation Science group in the Chemical Sciences & Engineering division at Argonne National Laboratory has an opening for aPostdoctoral Appointeeto conduct fundamental research centered on heavy element separations with graphene based two-dimensional materials, as part of a dynamic group with diverse expertized in separations that integrates advanced techniques in surface physics with inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistries.

The successful candidate will contribute to the synthesis and characterization of novel graphene, graphene oxide, and functionalized graphene materials to investigate heavy-metal surface adsorption within a team experienced in advanced synchrotron and laser-based surface probes. The successful candidate will be included in all aspects of data acquisition, interpretation, and presentation, both at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed literature.

Position Requirements

Ideally, we are seeking a candidate with:
  • Considerable experience with two dimensional graphene based materials, considerable experience with surface functionalization and characterization.
  • Someknowledge would be a plus of high-resolution synchrotron-based X-ray scattering and spectroscopy techniques (such as X-ray reflectivity, X-ray standing waves, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy) and/or optical and vibrational spectroscopy techniques, such as second harmonic generation (SHG) spectroscopy and sum frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy.
  • High motivation to learn these techniques is required.
  • Some knowledge of membrane separations, sorbent materials, interfacialphysics would be a plus.
  • Considerableknowledge of data analysesmethods.Considerableskill in both written and oralcommunication.Considerableskill in working interactively and productively in a multidisciplinaryenvironment.Goodability to work independently on a day-to-day basis.
  • Doctorate and 0 to 3 years of work experience.


Job Family
Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile
Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type
Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type
Full time

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