Postdoctoral Appointee – Organometallic Chemistry, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Appointee – Organometallic Chemistry: The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral appointee to join a multidisciplinary team. The research involves the design, synthesis, and characterization of new metal-ligand complexes, their support on various materials, and evaluation of their catalytic activities. This position provides an opportunity to explore reaction mechanisms through advanced physical organic and inorganic techniques.

Summary Table:

TitlePostdoctoral Appointee – Organometallic Chemistry
LocationLemont, IL, USA
Time TypeFull time
Job Requisition ID418357
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Posted OnPosted Today


Postdoctoral Appointee

Research Area:

Molecular Inorganic and Organometallic Catalysis


Lemont, IL, USA


  • PhD (received or expected to receive in the next six months) in organic, organometallic, inorganic chemistry, or related discipline
  • Zero to five years of experience in scientific research and practical laboratory work
  • Knowledge and experimental expertise in the synthesis and characterization of highly air-sensitive transition metal complexes
  • Understanding of kinetics and thermodynamics as applied to catalysis
  • Experience with conducting and interpreting experiments to probe catalytic reaction mechanisms
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication
  • Familiarity with analytical techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy
  • Experience with spectroscopies suited to supported molecular species such as DRIFTS and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (preferred but not required)
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork

Job Description:

The successful candidate will:

  • Conduct research as part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on molecular inorganic and organometallic catalysis.
  • Design, synthesize, and characterize new metal-ligand complexes.
  • Support these complexes on metal oxide and/or non-traditional support materials.
  • Evaluate the catalytic activity of these materials and leverage specific metal-support interactions to modulate reactivity.
  • Study reaction mechanisms through reaction kinetics analysis and other physical organic and inorganic techniques.
  • Utilize and interpret data from analytical techniques such as NMR, IR, UV spectroscopy, and others relevant to supported molecular species.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply through the Argonne National Laboratory’s career portal, providing a detailed CV, a cover letter outlining their research interests and qualifications, and contact information for three professional references.

Last Date to Apply:

Please ensure your application is submitted as soon as possible as the position will remain open until filled.



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