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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Materials Science - Model Systems for Heterogeneous Catalysts — FLSA Status:   Exempt    BNL OverviewBrookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research. The Center for Functional Nanomaterials currently has a full time opportunity for a postdoctoral research associate.Organization Overview :The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is an internationally recognized, user-oriented research facility.  Its dual mission is to serve as an open facility for the nanoscience and nanotechnology research communities and to advance the science and technology of nanomaterials that address the nation’s energy challenges.Internal research programs at the CFN focus on three experimental and theoretical areas:  Interface Science for Nanocatalysis, Electronic Nanomaterials, and Soft & Biological Nanomaterials.   External users of the CFN investigate diverse research topics, such as efficient catalysts, fuel cell chemistries and architectures, and photovoltaic (solar cell) components.  These users can take advantage of the wealth of capabilities and facilities that the CFN has to offer.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory seeks to fill an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in a project on in-situ studies on model systems for heterogeneous catalysts. The project will involve the design and construction of a Polarization Modulation Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy (PM-IRAS) system. The scientific focus will be on the mechanistic studies of energy-related chemical transformations on model systems using in-situ techniques, including PM-IRAS, Ambient-Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (AP-XPS), reactor Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (r-STM), and low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM)Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Requires a Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, physics or a related discipline. Demonstrated experience in general UHV methods, and Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy in particular.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Experience in surface science studies of heterogeneous catalysts using XPS, STM and IRAS. Previous experience  in the design and construction of ultra-high vacuum experiments will be a plus.Other Information BNL Policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their degree within the past five years.Under the direction of P. Sutter.At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive.  Our benefits program includes but is not limited to: •              Medical Plans•              Vacation•              Holidays•              Dental Plans•              Life Insurance•              401(k) Plan•              On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Job No. 16736. Log in to the Candidate Gateway to apply for this position.

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Materials Science - 2D Materials Beyond Graphene (6494) — FLSA Status: ExemptBNL OverviewBrookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research. The Center for Functional Nanomaterials currently has a full time opportunity for a Research Associate.Organization Overview:The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is an internationally recognized, user-oriented research facility. Its dual mission is to serve as an open facility for the nanoscience and nanotechnology research communities, and to advance the science and technology of nanomaterials that address the nationís energy challenges.Internal research programs at the CFN focus on three experimental and theoretical areas: Interface Science for Nanocatalysis, Electronic Nanomaterials, and Soft & Biological Nanomaterials. External users of the CFN investigate diverse research topics, such as efficient catalysts, fuel cell chemistries and architectures, and photovoltaic (solar cell) components. These users can take advantage of the wealth of capabilities and facilities that the CFN has to offer.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:The Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory seeks to fill an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in a project on the in-situ surface microscopy of 2D materials beyond graphene and measurements of their electronic and chemical properties. Materials of interest include graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, novel monolayer metal dichalcogenides, as well as alloys and heterostructures integrating different 2D systems. The scientific focus will be on exploring processes for the formation and analysis of 2D materials and heterostructures, key to their future use in energy conversion and storage, catalysis, and sensing. The research will utilize state-of-the-art facilities for in-situ surface microscopy and spectroscopy, including STM, LEEM, and XPS, as well as ex-situ characterization and electronic transport measurements. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Requires a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline. Demonstrated experience in general UHV methods, thin film growth and STM is required.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Previous experience in working with 2D materials will be a plus. Job No. 16698. Log in to the Candidate Gateway to apply for this position.