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Postdoctoral Associate – Metastable Materials Synthesis

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, seeks applications for postdoctoral positions in the field of materials prediction, synthesis and characterization. The positions will focus on using solid-state methodologies and computational prediction tools, including high-pressure and high-temperature conditions, to synthesize/predict metastable carbon-rich compounds via precursor pathways. Successful candidates will work closely in a team comprised of experimental chemists, physicists and materials scientists as well as theorists.

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

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

The appointments are for one year, with possibility for a second year pending progress and availability of funds. The positions are available immediately, and will remain open until filled. Interested parties should send a cover letter, resumé or curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.

To submit an application, click here.  Only complete applications submitted via the Carnegie website will be considered.

Prospective researchers will work at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution, Washington, DC. The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.