[20150131] Postdoctoral Research Position – High Pressure Science Notice of Vacancy Institute for Shock Physics / Department of Chemistry Washington State University, USA

This position has been filled

The Static High Pressure Research Group at the Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Shock Physics at Washington State University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position for an outstanding experimental scientist in high-pressure and materials research activities, utilizing state-of-the-art laser spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy, and static high-pressure technologies at the WSU, as well as at the national synchrotron and other user facilities. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated individual, who has the ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast paced research environment.
Successful candidates would meet the following qualifications:

* A recent Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Synthetic Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics or a closely related field
* A strong academic background and knowledge in areas related to structural high-pressure science, crystallography, thermodynamics, transport properties, and optical spectroscopy.
* Research experiences in solid state chemistry, high energy density materials, and/or novel materials synthesis at extreme environments
* Hands -on experience in using high-pressure and high-temperature technologies such as diamond-anvil cells (DAC), large-volume presses, autoclave high-pressure reactors, laser- and ohmic-heating, and electric conductivity measurements
* Experience in using laser-spectroscopic techniques including conventional micro-Raman, FTIR, reflectivity measurements, as well as in performing research at national user facilities such as third generation synchrotron x-ray and neutron sources.
* These positions require good communication skills via scientific publications and technical presentations as well as good interpersonal skills necessary for a multi-disciplinary team research environment.

For more information about the High Pressure research activities and capabilities at the Institute, please visit: http://yoo.chem.wsu.edu/home . The salary structure is both attractive and nationally competitive. Other benefits include health/dental insurance, vacation/sick leave, retirement plans, and access to all University facilities.

APPLICATIONS. Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications for this position and date of availability; detailed curriculum vitae; and the names, email, and addresses of three professional references to Professor Choong-Shik Yoo via email ispjobs@wsu.edu .
Please specify the position (Postdoc - High Pressure Science) for which you are applying. We will begin reviewing submissions immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

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