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This position is part of the Molten Salts in Extreme Environments Energy Frontier Research Center (MSEE EFRC), a collaboration of three National Laboratories and three universities led by BNL. Our scientific mission is to provide fundamental, atomic-level understanding of bulk and interfacial molten salts, and the effects of molten salt exposure on metallic interfaces, with an aim to advance molten salt science as a foundation for future technologies such as molten salt reactors. MSEE measures and aims to predict the local and intermediate-range interactions and the structure and dynamics of molten salts in the bulk and at interfaces, including the speciation of metal ion solutes. We develop in-situ synchrotron and electrochemical techniques to understand interfacial and corrosion processes in molten salt systems. X-ray measurements will be integrated with modeling approaches: i) to provide fundamental new information on surface ordering and dynamics of MS; and ii) to understand and predict non-equilibrium, metastable states formed during the reactions at interfaces.
The post-doctoral research associate will be responsible for electrochemical and corrosion studies at molten salt (MS)/metal interfaces. They will also participate in collaborative research using synchrotron beamlines and will take a lead role in MS sample handling, electrochemical cell design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Design, develop, fabricate and utilize hardware for electrochemical experiments and in- situ electrochemical synchrotron experiments.
Participate in translating the experimental results into new scientific knowledge through the use advanced data analysis techniques
Develop and maintain safe practices and working conditions
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, material science or a related field
Experience with electrochemistry, corrosion, materials characterization, experiment and/or hardware design
Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills in experimental science
Self-motivated and ability to work in a diverse team environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience in synchrotron techniques (x-ray diffraction, reflectivity, spectroscopy or imaging)
Experience in hardware design for electrochemical experiments
Experience in handling radioactive material
BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years.
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Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.