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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Matteo Cargnello

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Cargnello, Matteo
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Simon Bare
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Chemical Engineering
SLAC National Accelerator Lab
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
3 years
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

 Interested candidates should send the required application materials to Matteo Cargnello ( and Simon Bare ( by October 10, 2021.

Joint Post-Doctoral Scholar Opportunity at Stanford University in Chemical Engineering and at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL, SLAC)
The groups of Prof. Matteo Cargnello in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University and Dr. Simon Bare at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are looking for a post-doctoral scholar to develop novel materials and characterization techniques related to catalytic transformations for the control of hydrocarbon emissions in the atmosphere. The research will bridge fundamental scientific inquiry and industrially-relevant systems, and will require
the development of techniques for the characterization of catalysts under relevant reaction conditions at high temperature and harsh environments, as well as the catalytic characterization of such materials and the understanding of their mode of operation and structure-property relationships. The research involves partnership with collaborators at Stanford, SLAC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory through a DOEfunded project. The scholar is expected to take advantage of resources at both Stanford and SLAC through a shared mentorship to foster collaboration and creativity. 
We are committed to creating a diverse environment. Candidates that will contribute to diversity and with diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The candidate is expected to have received her/his Ph.D in either Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, or other related fields.
  • She/He needs to have strong foundations in nanostructured materials, synthesis, catalysis, and characterization techniques, with demonstrated combination of experimental skills enabled by penetrating theoretical insights.
  • Knowledge of synchrotron-based techniques, especially X-ray absorption spectroscopy, is strongly encouraged but not required.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Research interest(s)
  • Contact information of their references (no letters at this stage are needed)


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.