​​​Actinide Science at Notre Dame

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Postdoctoral Positions in Actinide Chemistry and Repository Science

The Hixon Research Group within the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher in the broad area of actinide chemistry. The position is physically located at the University of Notre Dame, but requires extensive collaboration with partner institutions. Therefore, the applicant should demonstrate success working as part of a team. In addition, postdocs are expected to publish their results in peer-reviewed publications and contribute to internal reports to the U.S. Department of Energy and other stakeholders. Prior experience working with actinides is desired, but not required.

The position is aligned with the Actinide Center of Excellence (ACE), a multi-institutional intiative between the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, Oregon State University, the University of Chicago, and Washington State University. We seek a highly motivated recent Ph.D. to contribute to the synthesis and characterization of novel plutonium compounds. Candidates are sought who have demonstrated expertise, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, in areas including, but not necessarily limited to: inorganic synthesis; X-ray diffraction and scattering; and spectroscopic analysis of solutions and solids.

For further information or to apply, please email Professor Amy E. Hixon (ahixon@nd.edu). Applications must include a cover letter detailing your qualifications and research experience, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for at least three persons willing to provide professional references. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.