AECOM R&D Scientist 3 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States of America - Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
AECOM is seeking a Research and Development Scientist 3 for our Pittsburgh, PA location.
1) This position requires a Degree in Engineering or equivalent and at least 2 years of experience in the
synthesis and characterization of catalysts via microwave chemistry techniques. Experience in the design
and operation of microwave reactor systems is highly desirable.
2) The candidate will provide R&D support to NETL-AECOM Carbon Utilization staff.
3) The R&D support shall focus on developing new catalyst materials for CO2 conversion, physical
characterization of these catalysts, and initial investigations of reaction chemistry. Catalysts will be
synthesized and characterized via microwave chemistry techniques. These catalysts will be evaluated for the
ability to be used in reactor systems and chemical processes for the conversion of CO2 to valuable chemicals
with a focus on systems that look promising for scaling up.
4) The candidate will have experience in the following characterization techniques:
a. EXAFS and XANES synchrotron techniques such as those at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
b. Neutron and X-ray Scattering techniques such as those available at Argonne and Oak Ridge National
c. Transmission electron microscopy.
d. Scanning electron microscopy, including SEM-EDX mapping.
e. Diffraction techniques including x-ray diffraction and electron diffraction.
f. Raman microscopy.
g. Gas and liquid chromatography.
5) The candidate will participate in weekly group meetings which are designed to allow the applicant to discuss
current research and promote discussion with fellow researchers. A weekly status report will be required.
6) This position will require extensive interface with customers and potential collaborative partners, so excellent
verbal and written communication skills are required. The complexity of information to be managed will
require excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
Bachelors degree and 5 years of job-related experience in biology, chemistry, economics, geology, physics, mathematic or related scientific field or a Masters degree or equivalent. Excellent communications and analytical skills, working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs. Position may require travel. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a security clearance.
Ph.D. Degree in Engineering or equivalent
Preferably, the prospective employee will be familiar with working in a Government-operated National
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Job Category Sciences
Business Line Energy
Business Group Management Services Group (MS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 196284BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.