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Circular Plastics Postdoctoral Employee

Company: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL), Biological Systems and Engineering Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar to join the Process Engineering and Analytics Department. The Postdoctoral Scholar will focus on the economic and environmental performance of producing bio-based chemicals/materials, with a specific focus on novel polymers and recycling processes. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be located at EmeryStation East (Emeryville, CA), with periodic visits to the main Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) site and UC Berkeley campus. What You Will Do: * Lead the adaptation of technoeconomic, geospatial, and life-cycle assessment models for specific bio-derived material production and applications, with a particular focus on polymers.* Conduct data collection, cleaning, quality assurance, and model validation activities.* Participate in/lead preparation of peer-reviewed journal papers.* Participate in reporting to funders and present results to key stakeholders.* Work collaboratively with industry and academic partners involved in projects.* Proactively engage in discussions with other research groups to gather data and insights necessary to complete interdisciplinary research.* Keep and maintain accurate and detailed records of all research performed. What is Required: * PhD in an engineering or science discipline with a strong quantitative focus.* Demonstrated publication record or papers from Ph.D. currently under review.* Experience with technoeconomic analysis/chemical process simulation, ideally related to biological processes.* Experience with life-cycle environmental assessment/environmental impact assessment.* Ability to work independently and interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues in a dynamic environment.* Flexible, approachable and able to prioritize and manage multiple cross-functional projects.* Experience handling large datasets and ensuring data quality.* Proficiency with MS Office and strong skills in at least one programming language. (R, C/C++, Python, Java)* Familiarity with geospatial information systems (GIS).* Strong verbal and written communication skills.* Must adhere to all Berkeley Lab and Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) safety policies. Notes: * This is a full-time 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.* This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.* Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.* This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.* Work will be primarily performed at: EmeryStation East - Bldg. 978, 5885 Hollis St., 4th floor, Emeryville, CA. Learn about us! Biological Systems and Engineering Division Vision: To lead efforts that combine the power of biology with the tools of engineering to develop sustainable energy and biomanufacturing solutions and improve human health. Mission: Advance a mechanistic and predictive understanding of complex biological systems over multiple scales in terms of their responses to manipulation, stress, disease and environmental challenges and translate this knowledge using engineering principles to develop resilient systems, tools, and processes for the efficient production of fuels, chemicals, materials, tissues, and therapeutics. Berkeley Lab Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here. Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

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