[20110115] Post-doc Research Associate/Mineral Physics/Princeton University

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position in high-pressure mineral physics in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Geosciences, Physics, Materials Science or a related field as well as experience/interests in static or dynamic compression techniques. Available projects include laser-based ramp compression experiments, synchrotron x-ray studies geological materials (both single crystal and powder) at high pressure and temperature, development and application of methods for determination of strength and rheology under high-pressure conditions, and study of elastic properties using Brillouin spectroscopy. Experience with one or more of the following techniques is required: diamond anvil cell, laser heating, synchrotron x-ray methods, optical spectroscopy, and dynamic compression (shock or ramp). Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, list of publications, and contact information for three references by applying on the Princeton University job site at https://jobs.princeton.edu/ Requisition #1000693

Information about our research program can be found at: http://geoweb.princeton.edu/research/MineralPhy/index.html

For more information about the position, contact Tom Duffy (duffy@princeton.edu).