Post Doctoral Position Available at Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore CA, USA

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore CA in the area of catalytic hydrogen production. Job ID 687555
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work with Dr. Alec Talin and Dr. David Chandler in the area of photocatalysis of water for the production of green hydrogen. Postdoctoral Fellowships pay $99K per year. The candidate will utilize spectroscopic and electrochemical tools to characterize photocatalytic performance as well as electrical and structural characterization with particular emphasis on operando measurement using optical and electron-based probes. Of particular interest is a candidate who wants to develop and utilize new techniques to spatially image gas phase products above a catalytic surface. The candidate must work independently as well as contribute creatively to team efforts and present results of your research at national and international meetings and publish research in high profile peer-reviewed journals.

Required qualifications include:
• PhD in chemistry, physics, materials science, chemical engineering or a closely related field, conferred within five years prior to employment
• Hands-on experience with optical pump/probe techniques
• Ability to communicate in English to an international scientific audience as demonstrated by a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences
All applications must be made through the Sandia National Laboratory web site.

About Our Team
The Materials Physics department performs fundamental research on the structure and properties of materials to support programs in energy research, device physics, materials reliability, and national security. Specific activities include experimental and modeling studies of surface electronic structure and surface atomic structure and dynamics of metals, oxides, low dimensional semiconductors, and adsorbates; atomic-scale structure and composition analysis of metals, semiconductors, and composites; electrical and optical properties of low-dimensional semiconductors and optoelectronic devices; and the structural and electrochemical characterization of solid-state ionic materials. The Department supports internal and external sponsors and government agencies that seek solutions to problems of fundamental scientific inquiry, energy sustainability, and national defense. This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.