National Renewable Energy Laboratory Transient Spectroscopy of Lanthanide Coordination Complexes in Golden, Colorado
Transient Spectroscopy of Lanthanide Coordination Complexes
CO - Golden
Postdoc (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colorado, is the nation’s primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. A postdoctoral researcher position is available in NREL’s Chemistry and Nanoscience Center in the area of transient and steady-state spectroscopy of lanthanide coordination complexes.
The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team investigating novel excited-state photophysical and photochemical processes in lanthanide-organic coordination complexes. Primary duties will involve developing and using instrumentation for transient spectroscopic studies of photo-excited state dynamics, including the use of pulsed femtosecond laser systems. The work will also involve preparation of samples for spectroscopic experiments and analysis of transient optical data, including transient absorption and photoluminescence.
Must be a recent PhD graduate in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or related field. within the last three years.
Additional Required Qualifications
Direct research experience with:
photophysics/photochemistry of metal-organic complexes
transient photoluminescence and absorption spectroscopy measurements (including ultrafast spectroscopy)
Experience with sample preparation and characterization with techniques such as FTIR, Raman, quantitative absorption, and photoluminescence quantum yield.
Experience in spectroscopic data analysis, fitting, and kinetic modelling.
Strong publication record.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
The ability to work and collaborate with a team, including both internal and external partners, that includes synthetic chemists, computational scientists, and experimentalists in the field of lanthanide separations chemistry is required.
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