[20130600] Post-doc in Novel Materials at High Pressure, Geophysical Laboratory, Washington, USA

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Novel Materials at High Pressure

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, seeks applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of novel materials synthesis and characterization. The positions will focus on discovery of new materials with outstanding properties, which can be synthesized under the conditions of high pressure and high temperature. Researchers will work closely in a team comprised of experimental physicist (Alexander Goncharov) and theorists (Artem Oganov).

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, 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 and available funding. The positions are available immediately, and will remain open until they are filled. Interested parties can submit an application via the Geophysical Laboratory website.

To submit an application, click https://www.gl.ciw.edu/postdoctoral-associate-position-novel-materials-h... . 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.

Alexander Goncharov
Geophysical Laboratory
Carnegie Institution of Washington
5251 Broad Branch Road NW
Washington D.C., 20015
Phone: 202 478 8947
Fax: 202 478 8901
E-mail: agoncharov@ciw.edu