Posting TitlePostdoctoral Researcher - Computational Chemistry
LocationCO - Golden
Position TypePostdoc (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week40
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.
Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position in the Biosciences Center to solve catalytic process questions, predict new catalytic approaches, and discover mechanisms including those of enzymatic redox reactions using quantum-mechanical approaches. The research focuses on understanding catalyst performance (activity, selectivity, lifetime) and providing guidance for experimental catalyst development in both enzymatic, homogeneous, and heterogeneous catalytic systems. The project is funded by the BioEnergy Technology Office of the Department of Energy to work closely with experimental efforts to produce affordable fuels, materials, and products from renewable biological sources.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
Required Education, Experience, and SkillsMust be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.
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