Spedding Postdoctoral Fellowship in Separation Science seeking applicants

Ames National Laboratory is seeking strong candidates for a distinguished Spedding Postdoctoral Fellow, focusing broadly on energy-relevant separation science and related topics, with a particular focus on separations related to the Ames National Laboratory’s and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) missions.

The Spedding Postdoctoral Fellowship honors Dr. Frank Spedding, Ames Laboratory’s first Director. The Spedding Fellowship is a prestigious award that provides an exceptional opportunity for recent Ph.D. recipients of outstanding talent and ability to pursue mentored and independent research directions in support of our scientific objectives in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment that aims for excellence in science.

The Fellow will design, implement, and disseminate separation science research projects. Other duties include supervising students, writing manuscripts, and preparing research proposals. 

Ames National Laboratory is a world leader in critical materials, catalysis, polymer upcycling, separations, computational chemistry, quantum materials, synthesis, and additive manufacturing. Ames Lab hosts the Critical Materials Innovation Hub.  As one of 17 DOE national laboratories, it is the only one located on a university campus, Iowa State University. It offers a diverse, innovative working environment that excels at cutting-edge chemistry, physics, and materials research.

Separation science is critical to many energy-relevant technologies and is a growing research focus at Ames National Laboratory. The successful applicant will help to firmly establish the laboratory as a leader in rare-earth and energy-relevant separations.

Candidates should hold as a minimum qualification a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field completed prior to start date. Preferred qualifications include four or more years of hands-on experience in the field of separation science, including Ph.D.; research experience; and a strong publication record that reflects expertise in separation science. 

To see the full position description and apply, please go HERE