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Condensed Matter Chemistry under Dynamic Compression


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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) at Washington State University (WSU) is a "Center of Excellence" with a focus on the understanding the response of materials under extreme conditions. WSU (as the lead institution) and three outstanding academic partners - Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, and Stanford University - conduct substantive research leading to advances/innovations in the field of Dynamic Compression Science. Multidisciplinary research activities involving students, postdocs, and faculty members at the four participating institutions are emphasized to comprehensively address the exciting scientific challenges. In addition, meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations are undertaken with scientists at the National Laboratories: Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia.

The ISP has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate (experimentalist) to examine and understand chemical changes in molecular crystals subjected to dynamic compression. The research activities will involve fast, time-resolved (ns resolution) optical spectroscopy measurements in single event experiments. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated experimentalist who has the ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research environment. This position may be of interest to individuals trained in static high pressure research who wish to make a transition to dynamic compression research.

This position is located on the WSU Campus in Pullman, WA.

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.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled. Please contact Ms. Sheila Heyns with inquiries regarding this position (ispjobs@wsu.edu, 509-335-1861).


Participating Institution(s):
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Washington State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemistry

Keywords:
Physical Chemistry

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