[20111200] Postdoctoral Research Associate – Properties of magmas at extreme conditions, CSEC, Edinburgh, UK

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Properties of magmas at extreme conditions

Job Profile: One European Research Council-funded fixed-term postdoctoral appointment is available for 3 years (PDRA) to work at the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions (CSEC), School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh. This cross-disciplinary project between Geosciences and Physics will employ state-of-the-art high-pressure high-temperature experimental techniques to investigate the roperties of silicate melts, i.e. magmas, at depth.

PDRA – three-year experimental post

The candidate will acquire expertise in a suite of in situ high pressure and high temperature techniques (large volume presses and diamond-anvil cells) essentially at X-ray synchrotron radiation facilities and neutron sources. The candidate will also be expected to participate in sample preparation and Raman spectroscopy experiments in house. CSEC is a multidisciplinary environment (Physics, Chemistry, Geosciences, Biology and Engineering) with long-term research goals in the fundamental properties of materials, new materials and planetary materials.

Informal inquires about the post may be directed to Chrystele Sanloup chrystele.sanloup@ed.ac.uk

We encourage all applicants to apply online at http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk

Vacancy Reference Number: 3014715

The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of two referees.