The Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position at Environmental NanoChemistry Lab (http://encl.engineering.wustl.edu/). The successful candidate will participate in projects related to the structure and reactivity of natural and engineered nanoparticles in aqueous systems. The ideal candidate should have more than one year of experience in synchrotron-based x-ray techniques, such as x-ray absorption spectroscopy or x-ray scattering. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physical or surface chemistry, materials science, geochemistry, environmental, or chemical engineering. Experience with AFM instrumentation would be useful, but it can also be learned during the postdoctoral position. The ENCL has an AFM system with the ability to control both electrochemistry and temperature. Experience with nanolithography or block copolymers would be considered a positive credential, but it is not critical. The researcher will have ample opportunities to use ATR-FTIR, SEM, TOC, IC, and HR-TEM as well as synchrotron-based x-ray techniques. The position is funded for two years assuming satisfactory performance. The position will be available immediately. This review will begin immediately, with fullest consideration given to applications received by 11/15/2012. Applicants should electronically send a CV and two significant publications to Dr. Young-Shin Jun (firstname.lastname@example.org). Three letters of recommendation should be emailed separately.
Washington University is an Affirmative Action/equal opportunity employer.