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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States invites online Application for various Postdoctoral Fellowship in their different Departments. We are providing a list of Postdoc Fellowship positions available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States.

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(01) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title:  Postdoctoral Research Associate – Cryo-TEM of Beam-Sensitive Materials for Hydrogen Technologies

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on development and application of cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) techniques and the associated data analysis for high-resolution imaging of beam-sensitive fuel cell and electrolyzer materials at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The applicant will work closely with scientists both at ORNL and institutions within with the US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) laboratory consortia, which aim to improve the performance and durability of hydrogen fuel cell and electrolyzer materials. This position resides in the Materials MicroÅnalysis Group in the Nanomaterials Characterization Section, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  The research will focus on advancing experimental and data analysis methods for cryo-TEM imaging of beam-sensitive fuel cell and electrolyzer materials, such as proton-conductive ionomer thin films, with the goal of revealing the native structure and morphology of these materials at high resolution. Independent and motivated candidates capable of generating novel ideas, planning, and executing appropriate experiments, and extracting meaningful results through innovative analysis methods are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have a strong demonstrated background in high-resolution TEM imaging and coding for associated data analysis. Experience with cryo-TEM, high-resolution imaging of beam-sensitive materials, and focal/tilt series-based phase reconstruction techniques are considered a plus.

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(02) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Experimentalist, Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate who will support the Geochemistry and Interfacial Sciences Group in the Chemical Sciences Division, Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The postdoctoral research associate will focus on carbonation reactions of MgO and reaction-induced fracturing. The position is funded by a new Department of Energy (DOE) Basic Energy Science (BES) project within the Material Science & Engineering portfolio called “Fundamental Mechanisms Driving Efficiency of CO2 Capture Using Mineral Looping” (FY23-FY26). The goal of this research project is to provide a fundamental understanding of the chemical reactions that govern the hydroxylation and carbonation of MgO, a potential material for direct air capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This is an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional project, more information can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/project/fundamental-mechanisms-driving-efficiency-co2-capture-using-mineral-looping

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(03) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate- Vapor Phase Processing of Ultra-High Temperature Materials

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on developing processes to create ultra-high temperature refractory metals/ceramics (UHTMs/UHTCs) and ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials. The role will include process development and characterization of the microstructure and behavior of these high-purity vapor-phase processed refractory metals, ceramics, and composites. The candidate will team with ORNL’s world-class experts and have access to the state-of-the-art facilities. This position resides in the Surface Engineering and Tribology Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This position offers the opportunity to develop and refine skills in multiple areas critical to materials science, including chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) of advanced ceramic and composite materials, detailed elemental and microstructural analysis of materials using state-of-the-art equipment, and extreme environment testing. In addition, the postdoctoral research associate may be involved with other types of processing methods for UHTMs/UHTCs, such as colloidal processing, polymer impregnation pyrolysis (PIP), and reactive melt infiltration (RMI). The candidate will play a key role in a UHTM/UHTC development initiative that aims to address significant materials challenges associated with hypersonic vehicle propulsion and structures, fusion and fission nuclear power generation structural materials, higher efficiency power generation turbines, and aeroengines.

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(04) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate -Heterogeneous Catalysis

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on exploiting neutron and X-ray scattering for unique insights into catalyst structure and reaction mechanism. This position resides in the Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (SCC) GROUP in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Science Directorate (PSD), at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As part of our team, you will conduct research with focus on utilizing neutron and X-ray scattering measurements of surface species relevant to catalytic reactions of CO2 and methane, and structure dynamics of catalysts under reaction conditions. This position is funded by a Department of Energy Basic Energy Science program – Fundamentals of Catalysis and Chemical Transformations – in SCC group at CSD. The SCC group conducts research into surface chemistry of complex oxides and metals supported on oxides and catalytic reactions of CO2 and methane conversions. Primary research interests are focused on mechanisms of hydrogenation and coupling reactions with the goal of understanding the fundamental properties of oxide surfaces and metal – oxide interfaces that control selectivity in these reactions. Approaches include experimental and computational studies of kinetics and reactivity, spectroscopic identification of surface species and chemistry under in situ and operando conditions, and synthesis of model catalysts as an approach to understanding structure-function relationships in catalysis. Arrays of techniques for characterizing physical and catalytic properties are in place or are currently being developed within the group. This research program also takes advantage of resources at ORNL in particular neutron scattering at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, as well as X-ray synchrotron sources at user facilities. The environment at ORNL is highly collaborative and crosscutting research exists between the Chemical Sciences Division and other Divisions at ORNL.

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(05) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Advanced Electron Microscopy for Solid State Batteries

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on advanced electron microscopy research for energy storage materials. This position resides in the scanning transmission electron microscopy group in the Nanomaterials Characterization Section, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Physical Science Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As part of our research team, you will investigate the atomic and electronic structures in materials and correlate them with relevant properties for battery applications. You will utilize ORNL’s new capabilities of cryogenic monochromatic and aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). A particular focus of the research will be to understand interfacial stability and conductivity in solid state battery materials and systems. Advanced electron microscopy capabilities, such as 4D-STEM and high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) will be integrated into cryogenic cooling and/or in situ biasing experiments. You will play an integral role in electron microscopy and closely collaborate with other scientists for synthesis, theoretical calculations, and other characterization methods, across multiple divisions at ORNL and the solid-state battery team at University of Michigan. 

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(06) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Crystal Engineering

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on crystal engineering and structural, thermodynamic, and kinetic investigation of new crystalline materials for separation of ions relevant to energy and the environment, and for CO2 capture. This position resides in the Chemical Separations Group in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As part of the Chemical Separations Group, you will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team comprising specialists in organic and polymer synthesis, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, laser spectroscopy, materials characterization, separations, computational chemistry, and radiochemistry. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with chemical and mechanical engineers to develop carbon capture technologies. Our labs house state-of-the-art instruments including a single-crystal X-ray diffractometer, triple-quad ICP mass spectrometer, solution, and solid-state NMR spectrometers, ReactRaman spectrometer, potentiometric titrators, and ultrafast laser systems. It is expected that you will publish your research accomplishments in high impact journals and present them at national meetings.

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(07) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – STM of Quantum Materials

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on atomistic understanding of the effects of reduced dimensionality and heterogeneities in quantum materials for quantum information science (QIS) applications.  This position resides in the Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Group in the Nanomaterials Characterization Section, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As part of our research team, you will contribute to research in quantum materials including topological materials, magnetic materials, 2D atomic layers, and other atomic wires and ribbons that exhibit novel electronic and magnetic behaviors. Your experimental work will employ Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), which will include studies using milli-Kelvin vector field STM and cryogenic 4-Probe STM, combined with molecular beam epitaxy growth for STM imaging, spectroscopy, manipulation, and transport. This research encourages development of your experience and scientific vision.

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(08) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Reactive Transport and Nucleation

The Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites outstanding applications for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research on simulating precipitation, dissolution, and phase transformation of minerals in porous and fractured media. As a postdoc, you will work with a team of scientists in the CSD to model experimental tomography and porosity distribution data to improve our capabilities to predict how porosity and permeability evolve in geochemical systems in response to mineral reactions, particularly nucleation and growth. The position supports research on understanding and analyzing chemical reactions at solid-fluid interfaces and resides in the Geochemistry and Interfacial Sciences Group in the Chemical Sciences Division, Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  

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(09) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate-Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. The work will explore how single cell mass spectrometry of metabolites can be used to provide insights into cell heterogeneity, drug activity, and cellular mechanisms. Efforts will focus on using atmospheric pressure liquid extraction mass spectrometry techniques to probe chemical localization, activity and heterogeneity in single cells. This work includes technique development, method development, and validation on model and real-world systems. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Group in the Biosciences Division (BSD), Biological and Environmental Systems Science Directorate (BESSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

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(10) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Physical Metallurgy of Lightweight Alloys

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will perform materials research in the area of aluminum alloy development for cast and additive manufacturing applications. The position will allow significant interaction with researchers with varying background and additional opportunities for professional development. This position resides in the Alloy Behavior and Design Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The selected candidate will work with multiple other groups within MSTD and Manufacturing Science Division (MSD) on the physical metallurgy of aluminum alloys for automotive (with emphasis on electric vehicle systems) applications. Projects will include application of physical metallurgy principles to contribute to development of sustainable alloys with desirable advances in mechanical, thermal, and/or electrical properties. A background in solidification processing, mechanical properties, microstructural analysis, thermal properties, electrical properties, additive manufacturing, and high pressure die casting will be desirable but not necessary. The position will involve significant interaction with a large team within Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as external industry partners.

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(11) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title:  Postdoctoral Research Associate – Optical Scientist

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher who will support the Signals Collections and Analysis Group in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division (NND), National Security Sciences Directorate (NSSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The successful candidate will support research efforts in optical system design and sensing, machine vision, and signal analysis. This position will involve assembly of optical systems, testing of machine vision methodologies, and processing complex signals obtained from these systems. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and creative researcher capable of solving challenging problems in the nonproliferation mission space.

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(12) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Large-Scale Simulations – Advanced Processing of Alloys

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will contribute to various ongoing High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) projects by performing relevant, multiscale simulations, with specific focus on large scale phase field simulations of microstructure evolution during advanced processing of structural alloys. The position resides in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division (CSED) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). CSED focuses on transdisciplinary computational science and analytics at scale to enable scientific discovery across the physical sciences, engineered systems, and biomedicine and health. It provides foundations and advances in quantum information sciences to enable quantum computers, devices, and networked systems. It develops community applications, data assets, and technologies and provides assurance to build knowledge and impact in novel, crosscut-science outcomes. The candidate will be a postdoctoral researcher within the Multiscale Materials (MM) group for Physical Sciences Section in CSED. The MM group is focused on delivering multiscale, multi-fidelity computational models and systems using algorithms and analytics for materials and related physical sciences for a broad range of energy, transportation, and advanced manufacturing applications.

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(13) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate- Thermal Energy Storage Group

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. The Thermal Energy Storage Group in the Buildings and Transportation Science Division (BTSD), Energy Science and Technology Directorate (ESTD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The work in this group supports the U.S. DOE Building Technology Office, Geothermal Technology Office, and other customers by developing state-of-the-art building equipment for energy efficiency, equipment-to-grid integration, and improved life cycle climate performance.

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(14) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Large Scale Simulations for Electrochemical Energy Storage

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will contribute to the development of computational framework for electrochemical energy storage applications. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the large-scale simulations for energy storage and the development of AI/ML algorithms for datasets specific to Electrochemical Systems. Specifically, the candidate will contribute to the scientific activities of the team to enable machine learning based on large data sets collected across multiple scales. CSED focuses on transdisciplinary computational science and analytics at scale to enable scientific discovery across the physical sciences, engineered systems, and biomedicine and health. It provides foundations and advances in quantum information sciences to enable quantum computers, devices, and networked systems. It develops community applications, data assets, and technologies and provides assurance to build knowledge and impact in novel, crosscut-science outcomes. The candidate will be a postdoctoral researcher within the Multiscale Materials (MM) group of the Advanced computing methods for Physical Sciences Section in CSED. The MM group is focused on delivering multiscale, multi-fidelity computational models and systems using algorithms and analytics for materials and related physical sciences for a broad range of energy, transportation, and advanced manufacturing applications. The MM group also houses specific strengths in electrochemistry, reacting flows, energy storage and batteries modeling.

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(15) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Quantum Sensing of 2D Magnetic Materials

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Quantum Heterostructures Group in the Materials Sciences and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  In this role, you will conduct research characterizing emerging single photon emitters and optically addressable spin defects and you will use these color centers as quantum sensors to probe phase transitions in 2D magnetic materials and candidate quantum spin liquids. You will utilize user facilities at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) to fabricate lithographically patterned 2D devices. You will have access to variable temperature closed-cycle optical microscopes and a mK magneto-optical microscope integrated in a dilution refrigerator. The group has excellent synthesis and characterization tools for thin films, routinely uses neutron and X-ray facilities and has great collaborations in- and out-side of ORNL. The candidate will work in close collaboration with Dr Ben Lawrie and other members of the Quantum Heterostructures Group.  

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(16) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Urban AI

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Computational Urban Sciences Group in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division (CSED), Computing and Computational Sciences (CCSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The postdoc will focus on applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) on Urban Systems. The role is expected to use data-driven approaches to develop and foster novel scientific research in the areas of building energy, electric grid and energy systems, transportation systems, natural hazards, and their impact on urban systems, as well as response to other non-natural emergencies. The ideal candidate is expected to bring expertise in the application of AI, ML, anomaly detection, network science, urban health and modeling and simulation. Prior experience of applying such knowledge to the understanding of urban systems is preferred. The Computational Urban Sciences Group is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists carrying out applied research at the intersection of computing and complex urban systems in the emerging environment of smart cities, energy infrastructures, infrastructure siting, smart grid, smarter and sustainable mobility, responsive buildings, extreme and persistent weather, climate science, and data driven emergency response and resiliency. The advances are enabled by the growing body of technologies that includes big-data, ML, high-performance computing, cloud computing, graph analytics, visual analytics, modeling and simulation, and visualization. The candidate must be comfortable working as part of a tightly integrated team and must be capable of supporting multiple projects simultaneously.

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(17) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Lasers and Terahertz Radiation for Accelerators

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Superconducting RF Group in the Research Accelerator Division (RAD), Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor-based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator-based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out more than 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.  The Postdoctoral Research Associate will investigate applications of high intensity lasers for contemporary and future accelerator technologies. The work will involve the modeling, generation, and manipulation of intense terahertz pulses for the acceleration of charged particle beams. To maintain leadership in particle accelerator technology, the SNS has been developing an R&D program investigating the application of intense terahertz (THz) radiation for the advancement of current and future accelerator technology. This program aims to understand the roll of THz pulse structure in the acceleration of particles, and how desired structured THz can be obtained practically through technology like the application of optical metasurfaces.

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(18) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Modeling & Simulation of Chemical Processes

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Chemical Process Scale Up Group in the Manufacturing Science Division (MSD), Energy Science and Technology Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse range of staff across ORNL.  The successful candidate will be expected to interface with collaborating scientists at other national labs, industry, and universities. This position seeks to fill a research role in chemical processes and energy systems with an expert in computational modeling and simulation theory and application. Preference is given to candidates with expertise in the modeling and analysis of chemical processes and systems over a wide range of scales. The successful candidate will conduct research independently but collaboratively primarily in reactor scale modelling and chemical kinetic modelling. Experience with commercial chemical reactor modeling packages (COMSOL, STARCCM/gPROMS, Fluent, Barracuda etc.), open-source codes (OPENFOAM), and/or MFiX will all be considered favorably.  Direct experience modeling fixed bed, moving bed, fluid bed or riser-based chemical reactors and working knowledge of both finite volume and finite element methods will be a positive.

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(19) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Computational Systems Biology

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Computational and Predictive Biology Group in the Biosciences Division (BSD), Biological and Environmental Systems Sciences (BESSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  The Biosciences Division is focused on advancing science and technology to better understand complex biological systems and their relationship with the environment. BSD has expertise and special facilities in genomics, computational systems biology, microbiology, microbial ecology, biophysics, and structural biology. Computational systems biology research includes methods development and use to analyze large scale omics, greenhouse, field, and clinical datasets to derive insights and hypotheses suitable for further experimental validation and to improve researchers’ ability to further advance understanding of biological systems.

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(20) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Enzyme Engineering

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Our capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. The Synthetic Biology Group in the Biosciences Division (www.ornl.gov/bsd) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an opening for Postdoctoral Research Associate who will work as an enzyme biochemist to work on a Laboratory Directed Research and Development project focusing on enzymatic synthesis of designer polymers. In this position, you will work as part of an interdisciplinary ‘Design-Build-Test-Learn’ team engineering enzymes for materials science goals. You will be expected to lead the efforts on a polymer synthesis use case while integrating with technical support staff and expert collaborators in polymer chemistry, machine learning, structural biology, and analytical chemistry. You will also design and execute laboratory experiments, analyze quantitative data, write, and communicate results to the scientific community.

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(21) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Radiotherapeutics/Separations

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a strong background in synthesis and coordination chemistry to develop novel chelation platforms for s-, p-, and f-block metal ions of interest in nuclear medicine and clean energy applications. This position resides in the Chemical Separations Group in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  As part of the Chemical Separations Group, you will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team comprising specialists in organic and polymer synthesis, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, laser spectroscopy, materials characterization, chemical separations, computational chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Our cold labs house state-of-the-art instruments including a triple-quad ICP mass spectrometer, single-crystal X-ray diffractometer, 2D-IR spectrometer, potentiometric titrators, and ultrafast laser systems.  Our radiochemistry facility boasts 6 hoods and 2 gloveboxes equipped for radiological work, and an array of radioanalytical instruments for the detection of alpha-, beta-, and gamma-emitting isotopes and quantification of radioactive complexes. The successful candidate will conduct research focused on the development of novel chelation strategies to selectively bind s-, p-, and f-block elements and the application of these ligands in targeted radionuclide therapy and chemical/radiochemical separations. It is expected that you will publish your research accomplishments in high impact journals and present them at national meetings.

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(22) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Physical Chemistry

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  

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(23) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Life Cycle Assessment Research

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Research & Analysis (MEERA) Group in the Manufacturing Science Division (MSD), Energy Science and Technology Directorate (ESTD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to work in the areas of life cycle energy impacts analysis, technoeconomic analysis, and industrial energy efficiency analysis research under the Strategic Analysis and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs. The MEERA Group supports a multi-laboratory DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO) Strategic Analysis Team that conducts independent, objective, and credible research analysis to inform decision-making. To gain insights on manufacturing supply chains, the team conducts techno-economics, value chain, trade, patent, and global manufacturing competitiveness analysis relevant to advanced manufacturing technologies. The team builds and applies analysis tools and analytics to draw insights on the manufacturing sector’s impact on energy, water, carbon, and materials productivity throughout the U.S. economy and to identify opportunities for improvement. Through the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program, the MEERA Group develops a diverse portfolio of industrial energy efficiency tools and resources which are delivered to the manufacturing sector through various technical assistance and training events worldwide.

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(24) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Energy Efficiency Engineer

You will assist principal investigators and lead projects as part of an expanding program. Your work will be focused on technical assistance and research related to improved energy management in existing buildings and industrial facilities during their operational phase. In addition, you will provide support to the U.S. DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) programs. AMO is under the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). There may also be opportunities to work on international energy efficiency programs. AMO’s Technology Partnerships subprogram presently works with some of the largest manufacturing plants in the United States through the DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. You will collaborate on research and analysis of technologies and practices for increasing the energy efficiency of the industrial and buildings sectors. The assignment will involve leading projects and supporting ORNL program managers and principal investigators on AMO programs and projects in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment. The AMO project work includes supporting activities under the DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants program; activities would include: acting as a technical account manager for key companies and interfacing with corporate energy managers, visiting manufacturing sites, analyzing technologies, assisting industrial clients to improve energy management practices, perform energy data benchmarking and analysis studies. Your work may also include writing technical reports to summarize the results of technical assistance activities and contributing to periodic progress reports for sponsors. You should have the ability to work creatively and cooperatively as a member of an interdisciplinary research team.

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(25) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Growth Mechanisms of 2D Materials & Nanomaterials

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar who will focus on understanding the growth mechanisms of 2D materials and other nanomaterials using both laser and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthesis and processing techniques coupled with in situ diagnostic methods to characterize both the growth environment and the emerging nanomaterial structure. This position resides in the Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials Group, Nanomaterials Synthesis Section, at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Physical Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As a postdoc, you will work within a research team that is focused on understanding and controlling the growth mechanisms of nanomaterials, bridging length scales from the nanoscale to the macroscale, and you will interact with other groups at the CNMS toward advancing autonomous synthesis. Several methods are employed, including traditional approaches such as CVD, but also novel, nonequilibrium approaches for bottom-up and top-down growth and doping, such as pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and laser processing within optical microscopy environments or within the TEM, where control over the kinetic energy of precursor species or pulsed photolytic processes are used to synthesize and process nanomaterials with metastable phases or states that are predicted to have novel functionalities.  The novel materials synthesized in this project will be collaboratively shared with a wide variety of microscopists, ultrafast spectroscopists, device experts, and quantum information scientists to explore their functionalities across a wide spectrum of capabilities being developed at ORNL.

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(26) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate- Autonomous Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Quantum Material Reseach

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on developing and implementing automated experiments with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), to explore the structural and electronic behavior of quantum materials. This position resides in the Data Nanoanalytics group in the Nanomaterials Characterization section, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).   As part of our research team, you will develop and apply autonomous and automated experiments (AE) on state-of-the-art low temperature scanning probe microscopy platforms, with a focus on exploring atomic assembly and behavior of quantum materials. This will involve developing and extending our existing automated experiments platform, driven by python codes that interface with a scanning tunneling microscope (through Labview) to allow complete custom control of the STM hardware for bespoke, smart characterization and materials modification.

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(27) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Optical Probes of Superconducting Quantum Devices

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Quantum Heterostructures Group. In this role, you will conduct research at the intersection of quantum information science and fundamental materials science. You will probe photon-vortex interactions in superconducting quantum devices at the single photon scale, and you will probe the emergence of spontaneous time-reversal symmetry breaking in candidate topological superconductors using squeezed magneto-optical spectroscopies. You will have access to a mK microscopy platform for optical interrogation of quantum systems, to variable temperature quantum sensing platforms, and a dilution refrigerator optimized for dc and rf transport of quantum devices. This position is supported by the Materials Sciences and Engineering (MSE) Program and by the Department of Energy Quantum Science Center (QSC), a National Quantum Information Science Research Center. You will engage with collaborators across the MSE program at ORNL and with QSC researchers across a network of universities, national laboratories, and industry in highly collaborative research efforts.

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(28) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Advanced Mobility and Vehicle Systems Research

The Applied Research in Mobility Systems (ARMS) group within the Buildings and Transportation Science Division (BTSD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate.  The Applied Research in Mobility Systems group focuses on accelerating the development of advanced vehicles and complex mobility systems through advances in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, communications, systems integration, simulation frameworks, and decision science.  The objective of the hiring group is to provide leadership in advanced mobility systems decision science, transportation infrastructure deployment roadmaps, development of national transportation systems decarbonization (through electrification) blueprints,  associated hardware-in-the-loop research, and simulation frameworks, to accelerate the development of transportation technologies from component-level to full vehicle and ultimately to system applications. The ARMS Group is comprised of both senior and junior researchers, and it maintains strong collaborations with researchers in numerous other groups within ORNL as well as across the broader scientific ecosystem throughout the U.S. and world. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest of the U.S. Department of Energy’s multipurpose national laboratories. Its scientific programs span the spectrum from basic science to applied research and development. This includes energy (transport, buildings, manufacturing, conversion, and storage), Earth systems science (land, water, ecosystems, and biodiversity), and human dynamics, as well as various other research domains ranging from advanced materials and nuclear science to high-performance computing and national security. Climate change, decarbonization, and sustainability are cross-cutting themes across the laboratory. ORNL’s National Transportation Research Center (NTRC) is accelerating the pace of research and development for efficient, safe, secure, and environmentally friendly transportation solutions while creating economic opportunity for the nation.

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(29) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Advanced Material’s Theory

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on applying and/or developing many-body quantum Monte Carlo (QMC), high-throughput, or machine learning methods to explore the properties of correlated and/or topological materials. This is a joint synergistic effort involving an Advance Materials Theory Field Work Proposal and the Center for Predictive Simulation of Functional Materials, a DOE-funded Computational Materials Sciences (CMS) Center (https://cpsfm.ornl.gov). This position resides in the Materials Theory Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As part of our research team, we will be able to flexibly accommodate your research preferences either towards immediate scientific applications or towards new methods and computational implementations. You could be involved in one or more aspects of applying modern electronic structure methods to correlated, topological, and quantum materials. Our method development includes Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) techniques, high-throughput density functional theory (DFT), and machine learning. Your research will engage closely with experimental studies. Successful applicants will have immediate and potential future opportunities for collaboration with computational theorists and experimentalists at multiple national laboratories, including Oak Ridge, Argonne, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories. 

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(30) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Quantum Computational Science

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Quantum Computational Science Group in the Computer Science and Engineering Division (CSED), Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  

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(31) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Multifunctional Equipment Integration

The Multifunctional Equipment Integration Group in the Building and Transportation Science Division (BTSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Postdoctoral Researcher position. The work in this group supports the U.S. DOE Building Technology Office and other customers by developing state-of-the-art building equipment for energy efficiency, equipment to grid integration, and improved life cycle climate performance.

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(32) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Atomic and Cellular Modeling with HPC and AI

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Multiscale Biomedical Systems Group of the Advanced Computing in Health Sciences Section (ACH) in the Computational Sciences & Engineering Division, Computing & Computational Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In this role, you will be involved in cutting-edge computational science encompassing biophysics, chemistry, and materials. Your primary focus will be on developing and validating integrated molecular, cellular, and tissue-scale models that incorporate genetic signatures. Your prime responsibility will be to develop models and simulation tools that incorporate genetic signatures for molecular, cellular, and tissue-scale systems. This includes building workflows to integrate AI models and optimizing performance by developing scalable tools on high-performance computing systems, utilizing existing GPU-accelerated software. Collaboration with interdisciplinary researchers at ORNL is essential to enhance your scientific profile, and key tasks involve optimizing molecular design processes, providing insights into radiation-induced effects on cellular components, and using agent-based modeling to create comprehensive simulation models for tumor cells that capture spatial and temporal complexities of the tumor microenvironment and patient heterogeneity. Additionally, you will establish practices for maximizing computational resource utilization, optimize bioinformatics and computational biophysics applications, and deploy scalable algorithms suitable for advanced computing systems.

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(33) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Thermomagnetic Processing

We are seeking a postdoctoral associate who will focus on high magnetic field processing and advanced characterization of ferrous and aluminum alloys with the aim of understanding the fundamental mechanisms governing the thermodynamic and kinetic processes during heat treatment in applied magnetic fields. The primary project consists of a multidisciplinary, multiinstituitional consortium funded by the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) (formerly AMO) at the Department of Energy (DOE). This position resides in the Alloy Behavior and Design (ABAD) Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As part of our research team at ORNL, and under the mentorship of materials and neutron scientists, you will conduct thermomagnetic processing experiments, conduct experiments using a custom insert for in situ neutron scattering characterization, contribute to the fabrication and development of the novel characterization techniques, and analyze resulting data.

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(34) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Synthetic Organic and Polymer Chemist

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on the synthesis of oligoamide and other bioinspired building blocks to study enzymatic polymerization and depolymerization of polymeric materials and ultimately unravel how polymer sequence influences polymer thermomechanical properties. This position resides in the Soft Materials and Membranes Group in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. The research will focus on developing synthetic routes to access polyamide oligomers including dimers, trimers, tetramers, and higher oligomers to support collaborative efforts on enzyme engineering, which aims to polymerize and depolymerize commodity plastics such as Nylons and aliphatic polyesters. This Laboratory Directed Research and Development project will involve organic synthesis and the development of novel synthetic pathways, step-growth and/or ring-opening polymerization of the synthesized building blocks, and thermomechanical characterization of the resulting polymer materials. In this position, the postdoc will work as part of an interdisciplinary ‘Design-Build-Test-Learn’ team engineering enzymes for materials science goals. The postdoc is expected to lead the efforts on a polymer synthesis use case while integrating with technical support staff and expert collaborators in biochemistry, machine learning, structural biology, and analytical chemistry. They will also design and execute laboratory experiments, analyze quantitative data, write, and communicate results to the scientific community.

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(35) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate- Analytical Chemist

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in R&D in analytical chemistry to advance analytical methodologies to characterize constituents in bulk, nuclear, and environmental matrices using novel introduction methodologies for forensics applications. The main function of this position is for R&D within the field of analytical chemistry, with special attention on the high precision analysis of the elements and their isotopes in nuclear materials for applications within the nuclear fuels cycle and isotope production. This position resides in the Chemical and Isotopics Mass Spectrometry (CIMS) Group in the Nuclear Analytical Chemistry (NAC) Section, Chemicals Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).   As part of our research team, you will be responsible for the elevation and strengthening of our analytical chemistry programs and capabilities with focus on the nano materials and actinide series of elements. In this role you will work closely with the group leader to identify project needs to seek out opportunities, lead the writing of papers, and the development analytical protocols leading to the enhancement and growth of the group’s capabilities. Your work will contribute to advanced material characterizations used for critical evaluations.

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(36) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Quantum Networking

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Quantum Communications and Networking Group with the Computational Science and Engineering Division (CSED), Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  

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(37) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title:  Postdoctoral Research Associate – Grid Modeling

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Grid Components and Controls Group (GCC) in the Electrification and Energy Infrastructure Division (EEID), Energy Science and Technology Directorate (ESTD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to perform R&D in the areas of power systems simulations, dynamic and transient inverter modeling using black-box or data-driven approaches. Selection will be based on qualifications, relevant experience, skills, and education. The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated and independent in conducting research under general guidance, and is expected to prepare manuscripts for scientific publication and present the work to sponsors and at conferences. The GCC Group supports the energy security and prosperity mission of the Energy Department (DOE) through transformative science and technology solutions, including research supporting the Office of Electricity (OE), Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER) and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on the integration of new technologies, identifying and validating new ways of using existing and emerging grid assets to ensure grid reliability, grid resilience, environmental stewardship, and affordability of energy supplies. The GCC group focuses on dynamic grid modeling, analysis, and control R&D specifically related to power electronics-based devices, develops and designs new grid devices deploying new theory and methodologies, and conducts system operation and control R&D of integrated systems such as microgrids and networked microgrids.

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About Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States – Official Website

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a U.S. multiprogram science and technology national laboratory sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and administered, managed, and operated by UT–Battelle as a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) under a contract with the DOE, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Established in 1943, ORNL is the largest science and energy national laboratory in the Department of Energy system (by size) and third largest by annual budget. It is located in the Roane County section of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Its scientific programs focus on materials, nuclear science, neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security, sometimes in partnership with the state of Tennessee, universities and other industries.

 

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