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 premier facilities and expertise to the most exciting and meaningful questions in basic and applied science--from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate state-of-the-art large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. Brookhaven Lab employs nearly 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff, and engages more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world each year. 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. Brookhaven Science Associates, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization, operates Brookhaven Lab for the U.S Department of Energy.
The CFN is a DOE-funded national scientific user facility, offering users a supported research experience with top-caliber scientists and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation. The CFN mission is advancing nanoscience through frontier fundamental research and technique development, and is the nexus of a broad collaboration network. Each year, CFN staff members support the research of nearly 600 external facility users.
Three strategic nanoscience themes underlie the CFN scientific facilities: The CFN fosters research on complex self-assembly processes, for building new ways of constructing Self-AssembledNanomaterialsby Design . The CFN supports state-of-the-art techniques for designing Nano-Architectures to improve the performance of materials. The CFN develops and provides advanced capabilities for studies of NanomaterialsinOperandoConditions , for characterizing materials and reactions at the atomic scale in real-world environments.
The CFN is seeking an exceptional Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead research on a new project focused on building an interpretable machine learning framework coupled with transient kinetics spectroscopy to transform the way surface reaction mechanisms are derived.You will develop new data analytics tools with the latest neural network models and apply them to the rich data generated from emerging transient kinetics experiments at CFN and the Chemistry Department. You will use this cutting-edge digital apparatus to study hydrogenation reactions on metal surfaces and explore dynamic heterogeneous catalysis to dramatically increase reactivity. You will be under the supervision of CFN scientist Qin Wu, and work closely with CFN scientists Xiaohui Qu and Anibal Boscoboinik.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
You are qualified for this Research Associate position if:
You earned a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or Materials Science) within the past five years;
You are familiar with microkinetic modeling of heterogeneous catalysis;
You have computer coding experience in Python or other programming languages;
You have demonstrated an ability to communicate effectively by writing scientific papers and giving technical presentations;
You are committed to fostering an environment of safe scientific work practices.
Preferred background and experience:
You are well-matched to this position if:
You have knowledge of numerical methods for differential equations;
You have experience using deep neural networks for scientific investigations;
You have studied mechanisms of chemical reactions on surfaces;
You have basic knowledge of surface science experiments;
You work effectively in a collaborative team to tackle challenging scientific problems.
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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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
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.