Senior Scientist/Engineer - Carbon Management Research Lead

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory seeks a highly experienced and innovative Senior Scientist/Engineer to lead our research efforts in carbon management, including carbon capture, storage, transport, and/or conversion. This newly created position will be responsible for developing a comprehensive research strategy in carbon management that spans the entire Laboratory, and for carrying out a world-class research program in carbon management. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in nurturing new capabilities that build on our unique strengths, enhancing our research portfolio in this critical domain, and actively engaging with external sponsors to secure funding and foster collaborative partnerships.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out a world-class research program in carbon management, train postdoctoral researchers and students (as appropriate), publish research findings in high-impact journals, present at conferences, and participate in public outreach activities to disseminate knowledge and raise awareness about carbon management issues.
  • Develop and implement a strategic research plan in carbon management aligned with the mission and strategy of Argonne National Laboratory.
  • Coordinate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and researchers to execute research projects effectively and efficiently.
  • Identify emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges in carbon management and propose innovative research directions to address them.
  • Foster collaboration and knowledge exchange across different divisions within Argonne National Laboratory to leverage expertise and resources.
  • Cultivate relationships with external stakeholders, including government agencies, industry partners, and academic institutions, to secure funding and establish collaborative research initiatives.

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field such as chemical engineering, environmental science, materials science, or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in leading or conducting research in carbon management, CCUS technologies, or related fields.
  • Proven track record of leading multidisciplinary research teams and delivering impactful research outcomes.
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals and experience presenting research findings at conferences and public forums.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Deep understanding of carbon management technologies, including carbon capture, utilization, and storage, as well as carbon emissions reduction strategies.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

The selected individual will be placed at the appropriate level (RD5 or RD6) depending on the depth and breadth of relevant knowledge, skills, and experience brought to the position. The requirements for the desired levels are as follows: 

  • RD5: Bachelor’s and 15+ years, Master’s and 12+ years, or Doctorate and 10+ years.
  • RD6: Bachelor’s and 20+ years, Master’s and 15+ years, or Doctorate and 15+ years.

Additional Details: 

  • The selected individual will be placed in the appropriate job profile based on the background and qualifications brought to the position.
  • Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interests, the position may include a joint appointment with a partner university.

Argonne National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to join our team and contribute to cutting-edge research in carbon management.

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Research Development (RD)

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Chemical Engineering 5

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Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department. 

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