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Separations Technologies Postdoctoral Researcher

companyIdaho National Laboratory
locationIdaho Falls, ID, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is looking for a qualified Separations Technologies Postdoctoral Researcher to perform laboratory-based research and development in membrane science and engineering. Our team works a 9x80 schedule located out of our Idaho Falls facility with every other Friday off reporting to the Project Investigator. The Primary role is to perform engineering research and development activities associated with membrane separations, filtration, or materials recovery. This can include the use of various separations methods, such as membrane distillation (MD), forward osmosis (FO), reverse osmosis (RO), ultrafiltration (UF), and nanofiltration (NF). Responsibilities Include:

  • Design and operate systems for separating desired components to facilitate chemical conversion processes. Activities will include process modeling using commercial software, such as ASPEN Plus to determine process thermodynamics and technoeconomic analysis. It will also involve scale-up of selected technologies.
  • Expectation to author peer-reviewed publications and technical presentations at national and international level conferences.
  • Establish research plans and experimental designs for research projects or programs, assimilate and interpret laboratory data and employ knowledge to develop conclusions and theories, serves as a technical resource to others and a liaison to other Departments and external collaborators, serves as a contributor to the generation of reports, publications, and intellectual property.

Qualifications:Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, chemistry, or related field having been conferred within the past 5 years, or the PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of the Postdoctoral appointment.
  • Significant experience conducting hands on membrane separations and technoeconomic analysis.
  • Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills in English.

Desired Requirements:

  • US citizenship.
  • Experience in proposal writing and capture of funding.

Job Information:

  • The target pay range for this position is $96,900 annually. At Idaho National Laboratory compensation decisions are determined using factors such as education, relevant experience, and other credentials.
  • You are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.

Benefits and Relocation

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) with a 4.2% employer contribution and up to 4.8% match
  • Paid time off (personal leave)
  • Employee Education Program (tuition assistance)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Package
  • Benefit eligibility subject multiple factors, including employment status and position classification.

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,800 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions. INL Mission Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. INL Vision Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure. Selective Service Requirements To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov. Equal Employment Opportunity Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable Accommodation We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration. INL does not accept resumes from third-party vendors unsolicited.

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