[20130901] Research Associate in High-Pressure Synthesis of High-N Energetic Materials, University of Edinburgh, UK

We are seeking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist to work on a project funded by the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) that will explore the high-pressure synthesis of high-nitrogen energetic materials, under the supervision of Prof. Colin R. Pulham in the School of Chemistry and Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in the area of high-pressure x-ray diffraction or high-pressure spectroscopy, or in a closely related discipline. The successful candidate must have experience of working with diamond-anvil cells and the collection and analysis of spectroscopic/diffraction data using either laboratory or synchrotron sources. Experience of the use of larger volume pressure cells and other high-pressure physical techniques, especially laser heating, would be desirable.

This post is full-time (35 Hours) and is available from 1 September 2013 for a fixed term of 17 months.

For additional information and application details please see http://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk Vacancy Ref : 016985

Professor Colin R. Pulham
Chair of High-Pressure Chemistry and Director of Teaching
School of Chemistry
The University of Edinburgh
The King's Buildings
West Mains Road
Edinburgh EH9 3JJ
Scotland, UK

Tel. +44-(0)131-650-4756
E-mail: C.R.Pulham@ed.ac.uk