Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The postdoc researcher will conduct research on a project funded by DOE ARPA-E on the characterization of and recovery of rare earth elements (REEs) in solid waste streams. This is a multi-institute and multi-investigator project, and the postdoc will have opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research involving aspects of geoscience, chemistry, and environmental engineering. There are also opportunities for participation in other research projects.
Requirements and qualifications include:
- PhD in mineralogy, geochemistry, chemistry, environmental engineering, or closely related fields.
- Extensive experience with laboratory wet chemistry and synchrotron X-ray techniques such as spectroscopy, scattering, and microscopy. Experience with X-ray absorption spectroscopy and shell-by-shell fitting is highly favorable. Familiarity with other analytical techniques, such as SEM-EDX, XRD, ICP-MS.
- Knowledge of solid-liquid interface properties, such as mineral synthesis and transformation, mineral-water interface reactions (e.g., sorption, complexation, redox, dissolution, and precipitation).
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
Initial appointment is for one year with possible renewal for another year upon mutual satisfaction and funding availability. Interested individuals should submit a single pdf file that includes: 1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant's research, expertise match to the position’s requirements, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) copies of representative recent research publications; and 4) contact information of three references, electronically to Dr. Yuanzhi Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is immediately available and will remain open until filled.
Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and applications from women and under-represented minorities are encouraged.