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Post Doctoral Researcher

Louisiana State University

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Post Doctoral Researcher

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LSUAM Engineering - Chemical - Photocatalysis Plasmonic Materials and Nanoscale Chirality (Kevin Michael McPeak (00012558))

Work Location:

3307 Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Pay Grade:

Other Academic

Job Description:
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to use operando scan probe microscopy to study electrochemical and photochemical reactions in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU). The Postdoctoral Researcher will participate in collaborations with researchers from diverse backgrounds and use a state-of-the art multimodal near field scanning optical microscope (neaSNOM) as the major experimental tool to study electrochemical CO2 reduction and various photocatalytic reactions.
The core scientific goal of the project is to understand how nanoscale properties and defects in electro- and photocatalytic materials affect the overall device performance. A suite of operando scan pump techniques will be leveraged for these studies, e.g., pump-probe near field spectroscopy, tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, nano-FTIR and electrochemical tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.
100% Perform multimodal near-field scanning optical microscopy characterization of samples under operando and static conditions; develop cells for operando electrochemical tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy; publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals; present research findings in conferences.
Education Level: Ph.D. or equivalent
Ph.D. in chemical engineering, physics, materials science or engineering, chemistry
Specific Experience: Near-field spectroscopy, ultrafast spectroscopy, photochemistry, electrochemistry

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Background is required prior to hire.
Original transcripts required prior to hire.
Please include:
Teaching and Research statement
3 professional references

Posting Date:

August 29, 2022

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

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LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

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