[20130400] Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Novel Materials Synthesis, Carnegie Institution, Washington, USA

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, seeks applications for two postdoctoral positions in the field of novel materials synthesis and characterization. The positions will focus on using solid-state methodologies, including high-pressure and high-temperature conditions, to synthesize novel materials with superlative properties. Researchers will work closely in a team comprised of experimental chemists and physicists as well as theorists.

Minimum qualifications:  A PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field is the requirement for this position.

Desired qualifications:  Candidates should be familiar with high-pressure techniques including laser-heated diamond anvil cells and/or multi-anvil presses, as well characterization tools such as Raman / infrared spectroscopies and powder x-ray / single crystal diffraction. Experience in solid-state synthesis methodologies is desirable. Successful candidates are expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments.

The appointment is for one year, with possibility for a second year pending progress. The positions are available immediately, and will remain open until they are filled. Interested parties can submit an application via the Geophysical Laboratory website. 

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Only complete applications submitted via the website will be considered.

The prospective researcher will be working at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington.  The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.