Postdoc Research Associate

Position Details

Special Instructions

Special Instructions Summary

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter detailing specific experience; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three (3) references to:
catalysispostdoc@ameslab.gov

Posting Details

Posting Number 800013
Working Title Postdoc Research Associate
Advertised Employing Department Ames Laboratory
Appointment Type Post Doctoral
Base of Employment D - Post Doctoral
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
Proposed End Date or Length of Term One year appointment with possibility for renewal
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences within the Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research under the supervision of Dr. Long Qi.

This Postdoctoral Research Associate will develop porous and multidimensional heterogeneous catalysts for upgrading biomass and other feedstocks. The research will emphasize spectroscopic and kinetic study of the catalysts at the reaction conditions, especially featuring processes at the solid-liquid interface.

The successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences.

Required Education and Experience

• Ph.D. completed prior to start date.
• Ph.D. in chemistry or chemical engineering.

Preferred Education and Experience

• Demonstrated experience with extensive experience in synthesis, modification/functionalization, and characterization of micro- and meso- porous materials (especially zeolites) and supported metal catalysts.
• Demonstrated experience with mechanistic and kinetic studies of catalytic reactions by solid catalysts with batch and/or flow reactors.
• Demonstrated experience with spectroscopic and microscopic methods in characterization of solid materials, and chromatographic tools in analysis and quantification of reaction products.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description
About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Meredith Williams
Department Contact Phone 515-294-2680
Department Contact Email humanresources@ameslab.gov
Department/Unit Website www.ameslab.gov
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter detailing specific experience; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three references to: catalysispostdoc@ameslab.gov.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 03/04/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Quick Link http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/31179
EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Classification Information

University Title Postdoc Research Associate - 0100
Salary
Job Category Post Doctoral

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