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NREL Postdoctoral Researcher - Analytical Chemistry & Chemometrics in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Postdoctoral Researcher - Analytical Chemistry & Chemometrics

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Postdoc (Fixed Term)

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, is the nation’s primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. A postdoc position is available in the Biosciences Center in the area of analytical chemistry and chemometrics. The initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal for up to two additional years.

The position would support projects sponsored by DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Specific duties would include the development and implementation of multivariate calibration models for the rapid analysis of biomass process intermediates, and the use of linear and non-linear multivariate statistical approaches for exploratory data analysis.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated proficiency in both oral and written communication and demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed publications. The position will require some training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate interns. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to interact with a variety of technical team members in highly collaborative projects.

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Basic Qualifications

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.

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Additional Qualifications

Successful candidates should have demonstrated prior experience in both analytical chemistry and multivariate statistics. Prior experience in working in multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable. Demonstrated experience in reaction kinetics and modeling is desired but not required. Demonstrated experience in lignocellulosic biomass characterization is desired but not required.

Preferred Qualifications

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