[20161002] High-Pressure Experimental Geoscientist Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

We seek an outstanding high-pressure experimentalist to spearhead the development and exploitation of high-pressure experimental systems in the high-pressure laboratory at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems at Macquarie University. The ideal person would have a PhD in a relevant subject, an extensive background in the use of some or all of the following experimental techniques: piston-cylinder, multi-anvil, and diamond anvil cells, experience of ionic conductivity, spectroscopic and diffraction measurements, a background in Earth or Materials science and an interest in using synchrotron and neutron facilities. The appointment will be initially for two years, with extension possible dependent upon funding.

Macquarie University is one of the leading research universities in Australia. Our laboratory is currently expanding its high-pressure research program with the installation of new piston-cylinder, multi-anvil and laser heated diamond anvil systems, as well as high-pressure deformation systems at the Australian synchrotron and neutron facilities at ANSTO.

The campus is located in North Ryde, conveniently situated for access to the city, the beaches and the mountains. Our beautifully landscaped grounds are located in one of the largest business and technology parks in the southern hemisphere providing an expanding hub of innovation and excellence.

Potential candidates should apply on-line at http://jobs.mq.edu.au/cw/en/job/497610/high-pressure-experimental-geosci... (Job Number 497610) including a letter outlining their research interests, motivation and suitability, a full CV and contact details of two referees. Applications close 2nd October 2016.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Stephen Foley (Stephen.foley@mq.edu.au) or Simon Clark (simon.clark@mq.edu.au).