POOL - Postdoctoral Researcher - 19200BR
POOL - Postdoctoral Researcher
- Reaction engineering, including detailed modeling and experimental characterization of novel reactor designs, multi-phase catalytic systems, electrocatalytic systems, and complex reaction kinetics;
- Design, synthesis, and characterization of homogeneous and/or heterogeneous catalysts for a wide variety of chemistries;
- Engineering tunable solvents (e.g., supercritical fluids, gas-expanded liquids, and ionic liquids) as reaction media or for energy-efficient separations;
- Molecular modeling of reaction mechanisms, condensed phases, or novel porous materials;
- Design and evaluation of chemical processes, including plant-scale simulations (Aspen/HYSYS), and environmental sustainability assessments (LCA);
- Advanced operando spectroscopic measurements and surface science;
- Analytical chemistry, especially as it relates to biomass-derived feedstocks and recycled polymers.
20% - Actively engage in interdisciplinary collaborations, communicating frequently with research groups and researchers in private industry. Provide mentoring for graduate and undergraduate students, and other postdoctoral researchers as needed.
5% - Publish and report the results of CEBC research at professional meetings and assist CEBC and KU in securing intellectual property rights on inventions.
5% - Participate in professional development and educational outreach programs of CEBC; e.g., safety recruiting, procurement, diversity, and service activities, seminars, committees, etc
- Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or closely related discipline;
- Strong research history in a field or fields related to aforementioned research areas;
- Demonstrated effective written communication skills as evidenced through application materials;
- Demonstrated work history as a member of a research team as evidenced through application materials.
- Substantial experience working as a member of a research team, particularly in projects related to biomass conversions (chemo-catalytic), catalytic oxidations, hydroformylation, hydrogenolysis, ozonolysis, electrocatalytic reduction, and solid acid catalysis.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Candidates will be evaluated on (i) the candidate’s research experience, as evidenced by a resume and cover letter; (ii) prior research publications and/or patent applications; and, (iii) references.
Application review is to begin June 15, 2021. Applicants will be placed into a pool and hires made as needed. Applications will be accepted throughout the year.
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Advertised Salary Range
Hours may vary